Fukushima leaking radioactive water for ‘2 years, 300 tons flowing into Pacific daily’

RT.com
Published time: August 07, 2013 10:07
Edited time: August 07, 2013 14:54

A laboratory technician uses a Geiger counter to measure radiation levels in fish, which was caught close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant (Reuters / Issei Kato)A laboratory technician uses a Geiger counter to measure radiation levels in fish, which was caught close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant (Reuters / Issei Kato)

The rate at which contaminated water has been pouring into the Pacific Ocean from the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant is worse than thought before, an Industry Ministry official said as PM Shinzo Abe pledged to step up efforts to halt the crisis.

We think that the volume of water is about 300 tons a day,” said Yushi Yoneyama, an official with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, which regulates Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO).

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