Protective Fukushima Sea Wall Cracking – Reports

Consider this enough proof that the leakage problem is not solved. 10 tons of contaminated water flow is 10 tons too much, and likely is even a purposely understated amount. Other reports in the past have mentioned hundreds of tons leaking out daily and that the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California is turning into a dead zone.

 

The barrier constructed at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to prevent contaminated water from leaking into the ocean has tilted, developing a crack about 500 meters (0.3 miles) in length along its base, local media report.

TOKYO (Sputnik) – The tilt, which reportedly occurred as a result of heavy groundwater pressure on the wall, is only about 20 centimeters (just short of 8 inches), but because of the crack there is a danger of ocean water getting contaminated.

Specialists from Fukushima’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), are currently working on filling up the crack and correcting the wall tilt.

TEPCO finished constructing the protective coastal wall along the damaged Fukushima reactor buildings in October 2015. The wall is about 780 meters (about 0.5 miles) long and extends about 30 meters (98 feet) below ground.

According to TEPCO estimates, the wall should reduce contaminated water flow into the ocean from 400 tons to 10 tons a day.

Full article: Protective Fukushima Sea Wall Cracking – Reports (Sputnik News)

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