by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society:
Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, officials announced this week that a leak in a holding tank recently allowed 100 tons of contaminated water to pour out. Not surprisingly, however, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has said there is nothing to worry about and that the water was “unlikely to have reached the ocean.”
TEPCO has downplayed the disaster at Fukushima since the site was initially devastated in 2011. From covering up the extent of the damage to denying any possible health effects of leaking radiation, trust in the company has dwindled.
This latest leak is the first since last August, hardly an achievement considering August’s leaks were more than three times as large as this one.
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