Fukushima No. 1 radioactive water tanks maxed

Most of us tend to ignore it as time goes by, but severe problems still persist:

Workers at the Fukushima No. 1 plant are struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tons of highly contaminated water used to cool its crippled reactors, the manager of the water treatment team said.

About 200,000 tons of radioactive water — enough to fill more than 50 Olympic swimming pools — are being stored in hundreds of gigantic tanks built around the complex. Tokyo Electric Power Co. has already felled trees to make room for more tanks and predicts the volume of water will more than triple in three years.

Full article: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121028a3.html

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