Japan officials decide to dump contaminated water into ocean

You can go over to CNN and read the rest of this long article but the truth of the matter is that things are not looking good in terms of the water being contaminated. While the world is concerned with Rebecca Black, Charlie Sheen, and the upcoming royal wedding, we are having a serious disaster over in Japan.

via CNN

Tokyo (CNN) — About 11,500 tons of radioactive water that’s collected at crippled Japan’s Fukishima Daiichi nuclear facility will be dumped into the Pacific Ocean, a cabinet minister said Monday, as workers prioritize dealing with a crack that has been a conduit for contamination.

These are the latest, but hardly the only challenges facing workers at the embattled power plant and its six reactors, which have been in constant crisis since last month’s ruinous earthquake and tsunami.

Authorities have decided to release excess water that has pooled up in and around the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors directly into the sea — a step that Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano called “unavoidable,” even though this liquid was contaminated in the process of trying to cool nuclear fuel rods.

The build-up of water could cause problems around the nuclear facility, which is 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of Tokyo, Edano said Monday.


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