Japan is dumping more radioactive water into the Pacific

Japan is polluting the world with their radioactive water again

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(Source:  AFP)

Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, September 16, 2013.

The typhoon also hit the northeast, including the Fukushima area, bringing heavy rain to areas near the broken plant run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO).

Workers were pumping out water from areas near tanks storing radioactive water, from which leaks are believed to have seeped into groundwater.

“But we decided to release the water into sea as we reached a conclusion that it can be regarded as rainfall  shocked-smiley-33326281168 after we monitored levels of radiation,” TEPCO spokesman Yo Koshimizu said.

According to the spokesman, one litre of the water contained up to 24 becquerels of strontium and other radioactive materials…However, it was unknown how much water was released to sea under the “emergency measure,” Koshimizu said.

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The typhoon also forced the operator to cancel part of outdoor operations scheduled for Monday, although there was no damage to the plant following the typhoon, he added.

Around 300 tonnes of mildly contaminated groundwater is entering the ocean every day having passed under the reactors, according to TEPCO.

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