TEPCO Reveal Four Radioactive Water Leaks At Fukushima Plant


An increasing number of contaminated water leaks from tanks intended to store the water have been discovered at the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant, with high doses of radiation emitting from four places. Photographs show the contaminated water flowing into the sea.

This is not the first time TEPCO’s mismanagement of the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami has made international news, and netizens are extremely angry that TEPCO have allowed things to get to this stage.

From Jiji.com:

Fukushima Dai-Ichi Plant Contaminated Water Leak: High Doses Of Radiation From Four Tanks, Highest Hourly Level Was 1800 Milisieverts — TEPCO

In the issue surrounding a water leak from tanks that were storing water contaminated with radiation at the TEPCO Fukushima dai-ichi plant, on August 31 it was announced that TEPCO had confirmed that in four places on these tanks which are on the nuclear plant premises were emitting high doses of radiation. Of those places, two had previously been confirmed as places where high doses of radiation had been detected, but the amount had further increased, and at its highest hourly reading was 1800 milisieverts. This is a dose of radiation that would kill someone if they were continually exposed to it for four hours.

The remaining two places emitting high-dose radiation were newly discovered. A spokesperson for TEPCO stated that “We cannot deny the possibility that all four areas are leaking contaminated water”.

It is certain that concerns about the safety of all 350 tanks of the same type within the premises of the plant that use a rubber-based packing between the joints will now increase. The dangerous state of storage of contaminated water at Fukushima persists.

Pictures from Itai News:

contaminated water leaks from several sites at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

contaminated water leaks from several sites at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

contaminated water leaks from several sites at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

contaminated water leaks from several sites at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

contaminated water leaks from several sites at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

Comments from 2ch.net:


They’re so done for.


This is going to draw global criticism.


What will happen to the people who went swimming in the sea there?


The thing about this is
If this news gets out in Europe, we can say goodbye to the Olympics.


TEPCO execs should all hang themselves. They’re just scum who make sub-contracted sub-contractors do all the dirty work.


Darkness…so is this the water of death that destroyed the “old world”?


I saw the pictures, but they’re just too awful.
They make you wonder why the hell someone didn’t notice.


In the end, they can’t deal with this themselves, so they’re hiding the problem and just trying to solve it by diluting the contaminated water with seawater. It’s so embarrassing.


Fukushima’s fish are safe. They are safe. THEY ARE SAFE.STOP SPREADING THESE HARMFUL RUMOURS!!!!!!!!


For the time being the only thing for it is to make it a nuclear waste dump.


The number of tanks leaking water is increasing too much, so it’s getting out of hand, huh?
It’s all over.


Won’t this have an effect on all regions of the Pacific?
Will things be OK with the international community if we do things like this?


We can hardly laugh at China after this.


For how many more years will we be able to carry on living as we are now?


Isn’t it a crime to dispose of waste in the sea?
There’s photographic evidence that they’re doing it, so crack down on them!


This is terrorism on a planetary scale, and they still haven’t given TEPCO the death sentence?


If this was happening in the USA there’d be protests and all sorts, but here there’s absolutely nothing.

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