TEPCO to miss radioactive water treatment deadline

TEPCO Tokyo Electric Power Co. contaminated water radioactive treatment deadline Nuclear Regulation Authority

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it would miss a self-imposed deadline to decontaminate water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Officials with TEPCO told the Nuclear Regulation Authority that it would not be able to process all the water by March, according to Reuters. The utility said it would not be finished until May.

TEPCO in October began testing a new high-performance water treatment system at the plant that was expected to boost water treatment capacity by 500 tons a day and reducing radioactive waste output by 90 percent.

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