Published time: August 29, 2014 19:30
Attempts to curb the accumulation of radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are not proving effective, as groundwater continues to enter radioactive buildings.
Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which is in charge of the clean-up operation, said that there has been little change in the levels of contaminated water in the effected buildings since the launch of the so-called underground bypass operation in May, according to the Japanese state broadcaster NHK.
The officials said that on August 17 water levels in three wells were down by just 10 centimeters and 20-30 centimeters lower than when they first started taking measurements.
Engineers are trying to reduce the 400 tons of water flowing through the Fukushima buildings every day to 300 tons and to do this they need to lower the level of water in…
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