"Water Decontamination System in Trouble at Japan's Fukushima"

"A trouble-prone system used to decontaminate radioactive water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant was switched off Sunday because of a chemical leak, the plant's operator said."

"Hydrochloric acid, used to neutralise alkaline water being decontaminated, was found seeping from a pipe joint, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said in a statement.

The joint was wrapped in a vinyl bag to contain the leakage, TEPCO said, adding it was investigating the cause of the trouble."

AFP had the story December 1, 2013.


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"Three Years on From Japan's Nuclear Emergency, the Fallout Continues To Spread" (Murdoch News Site)

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"Survey: Families in Fukushima Prefecture Still Apart After Nuclear Disaster" (Asahi Shimbun)

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"Japan Won’t Set Dates for Restarting 50 Idled Nuclear Reactors" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"Fukushima Radioactive Water Leak: Construction Of Giant Water Tanks At Nuclear Plant Involved Illegal Labor, Substandard Work" (International Business Times)

Source: AFP, 12/10/2013