TEPCO: Nuclear plant power outage sends radioactive water into ocean

 TEPCO: Nuclear plant power outage sends radioactive water into ocean

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it has shut down all of the water transfer pumps at Unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and that radioactive water is leaking into the Pacific Ocean.
A power outage shut down all eight pumps at the site, which are used to transfer radioactive water from a drainage channel to a channel that leads to an artificial bay enclosed by a fence in front of the station, according to Kyodo News. Workers are looking into the incident and the amount of water already leaked.
From the time of the accident in May 2011 until August 2013, TEPCO estimated as much as 20 trillion becquerels of cesium-137, 10 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 and 40 trillion becquerels of tritium leaked into the ocean, the article said.
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