22:49 20 October 2013
Rainwater overflows barriers around water tanks at Fukushima plant
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Oct. 20, Kyodo
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday that rainwater has overflowed concrete barriers surrounding 12 clusters of tanks storing radiation-contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The company said it cannot rule out the possibility that contaminated water has reached the Pacific Ocean via drainage conduits near the clusters.
TEPCO said it is trying to determine the amounts of water and possible radioactive substances, while stepping up monitoring of barriers around other clusters of tanks.
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