Japan Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater to sea

Published on Humanitarian News (first in AidNews.org), May 21, 2014.

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.
The move is an attempt to stop tonnes of unpolluted groundwater flowing under the battered plant and mixing with water already there and laced with radioactive isotopes.
Dealing with the huge — and growing — amount of water at the tsunami-damaged plant is proving to be one of the biggest challenges for Tokyo Electric Power co. (TEPCO), as it looks to clean up the mess after the worst nuclear disaster in a generation.  

As well as all the water used to keep broken reactors cool, the utility must also deal with all the water that makes its way along subterranean watercourses on its way from mountainsides to the sea — a big contributor to the extra 300-400 tonnes per day … //

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This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways, by Christopher Jobson on January 24, 2014;

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