Saturday, February 1, 2014

Clutching at Straws: The Latest Solution to Contaminated Groundwater From Fukushima

Chris Carrington
Activist Post

The Japanese government and TEPCO have known for almost three years they had to find a solution to prevent radioactive water from the cooling operation at Fukushima from entering the Pacific Ocean.

Everyday TEPCO pumps tons of water into the damaged reactors to stop them from overheating. This water becomes radioactive, then seeps into the ground to contaminate the groundwater, which finds its way into the ocean.

They think they know how to stop the contamination, even though most scientists are skeptical.