According to TEPCO officials, contamination levels at the nuclear power plant have climbed to over 70 times higher than normal levels.
After the leak was discovered, the passageway that was allowing the water to seep into the sea was shut off, but it is unclear how long ago the leak began. After the leak was blocked, contamination levels in the sea fell slightly, but were still significantly higher than normal.
“We are currently monitoring the sensors at the gutter and seeing the trend,” a TEPCO spokesman said.
The devastated nuclear power plant has been releasing radioactive water into the pacific ocean for a number of years, and into the atmosphere as well. As of now there is still no concrete clean-up plan for dealing with the disaster.
Officials in Japan admit that 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima is entering the Pacific Ocean every 24 hours. According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day
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