"Japan's Tepco May Run Out of Space for Radioactive Water"

"Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Monday it does not have enough tank space should it need to move contaminated water from storage pits that started leaking over the weekend at its wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant."

"Two years after the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century, Tepco is struggling with breakdowns and glitches in its jerry-rigged cooling system to keep reactors and spent fuel pools in a safe state known as cold shutdown.

About 120,000 liters (32,000 gallons) of water contaminated with radiation leaked from two giant pits over the weekend. The cooling system has broken down twice over the past three weeks."

Mari Saito, Antoni Slodkowski, and Aaron Sheldrick report for Reuters April 8, 2013.


"Tepco Says Fukushima Plant May Have Another Toxic Water Leak" (Bloomberg)

Source: Reuters, 04/09/2013