"Eight Years On, Water Woes Threaten Fukushima Cleanup"

"OKUMA, Japan - Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: one million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant.

Last year, Tokyo Electric Power Co said a system meant to purify contaminated water had failed to remove dangerous radioactive contaminants.

That means most of that water - stored in 1,000 tanks around the plant - will need to be reprocessed before it is released into the ocean, the most likely scenario for disposal."

Kiyoshi Takenaka reports for Reuters March 8, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 03/12/2019