May 2, 2015 9:00 pm -


A small amount of radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s tsumani-crippled nuclear reactor.

A worker at the facility, located in northeastern Japan, found a wet patch measuring 20 sq. centimeters (3 sq. inches) under a storage tank for radiation-contaminated water on Friday morning, Tokyo Electric Power Co. the plant’s operator, said.

Seventy microsieverts per hour of beta-ray-emitting radioactivity, far exceeding the recommended maximum exposure of 0.11 microsieverts per hour, were detected on the surface where the water had leaked.

Workers placed sandbags around the tank to prevent the radioactive water from spreading to other areas, the newspaper said.



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9 responses to Radioactive Leak At Fukushima

  1. crc3 May 3rd, 2015 at 7:37 am

    How many other “small leaks” have there been since the meltdown at Fukushima? More than the experts are willing to admit for sure and the people who have been working there are likely to suffer in the future with cancers. I really believe that the entire disaster has been covered up from the beginning and that it continues to be far worse than anyone will admit to…

  2. Mainah May 3rd, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I still wonder why people aren’t covering this more. It isn’t like they’ve “fixed” it. Remember the whole “ice” plan they came up with and stated it would take something like five years? In the mean time, it’s still leaking into the ocean … isn’t it? Plus, it seems like a very active seismic year. What’s the plan if they get hit again. They don’t call it “The Ring of Fire” for nothing.

    • Chris May 3rd, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Because the news cycle is on to the next “squirrel!” moment.

      Look at how coverage of global warming has waned.

      • Mainah May 3rd, 2015 at 10:42 am

        It’s really insane. We can’t get off this rock. How difficult is that to comprehend? Seriously, someone should tell them that the whole “it’s not real if I don’t see it” thing didn’t work when we were little and it won’t work now that we’re grown.

        • rg9rts May 3rd, 2015 at 3:10 pm

          Because the baggers and religious zealots would hog the seats

  3. blutarkus May 3rd, 2015 at 9:19 am

    excellent site for news about this disaster and similar issues

  4. lynchie May 3rd, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    At last a brilliant solution put a couple of sandbags around the leak. Beam up Scotty, no intelligent life here.

  5. rg9rts May 3rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Oh joy…and Indian Point is on a fault line with Keystone Kops for security

  6. robert May 3rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    the plant workers must be bowling