12:55 17 September 2013
Rainwater dumped into sea from Fukushima plant totals 1,130 tons
TOKYO, Sept. 17, Kyodo
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday that it has dumped into the Pacific Ocean about 1,130 tons of rainwater that had accumulated at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Monday due to a typhoon.
The rainwater was accumulating inside barriers set up around huge tanks to store radioactive water, but radioactive substances in it were below the allowable limit for release into the sea, according to TEPCO.
The utility said an estimated 8.85 million becquerels of radioactive substances emitting beta rays, such as strontium-90, have been discharged.
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