The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has said another tank holding highly contaminated water is leaking, and that some of the liquid may have reached the Pacific Ocean, the second such breach in less than two months.
Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, said the water that leaked contained 200,000 becquerels per litre of beta-emitting radioactive isotopes including strontium 90. The legal limit for strontium 90 is 30 becquerels per litre
Not nice stuff.
The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons)
Back to sleep everyone. And it would have been nice of the Telegraph to give us the volume of the material, wouldn’t it?
It’s the equivalent of dropping 5 million bananas into the Pacific Ocean.