TEPCO unaware of tank leakage at Fukushima for some time: Japanese media
Japanese media outlets are reporting that nuclear authorities in Japan were unaware highly contaminated water was leaking from a tank at the Fukushima nuclear plant for some time.
Citing a meeting led by plant operator TEPCO, Asahi Shimbun says the water leak, some 3-hundred tons a day, likely started early last month, at the latest.
During the meeting, TEPCO reportedly explained the amount of radiation workers were exposed to, some 20 meters from the tank, suddenly increased in mid-July.
Kyodo News reports the steep increase in exposure began around July 9th.
Last Tuesday, TEPCO admitted at least 3-hundred tons of highly radioactive water a day was seeping into the Pacific Ocean from a storage tank at the plant.
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