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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Japan : Radioactive trench water not confirmed to have overflowed - agency

An article from Kyodo News :

" Radioactive water that has been filling up underground trenches connected to the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has not been confirmed to have overflowed, the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Tuesday.

The nuclear regulatory body said the levels of water in the trenches some 55 to 70 meters away from the shore that were found by the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Sunday have been stable and that the utility has taken measures to stop the water from flowing out. The plant is situated on the Pacific coast.

Among the trenches connected to the Nos. 1-3 reactor buildings, water in the gutter linked to the No. 1 unit is just 10 centimeters below its ground-level hole and the firm, also known as TEPCO, has put up sandbags and concrete blocks around the hole."

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