"Japan May Have To Dump Radioactive Water Into The Sea, Minister Says"

"TOKYO - Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday.

Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

“The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” the minister, Yoshiaki Harada, told a news briefing in Tokyo."

Tim Kelly, Hyonhee Shin, and Aaron Sheldrick report for Reuters September 10, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 09/10/2019