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article imageRains from typhoon Man-yi cause release of Fukushima rainwater

By Dawn Denmar     Sep 17, 2013 in World
Strong rains from Typhoon Man-yi forced Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) to release tainted rainwater into the ocean yesterday. TEPCO say this is pooled rainwater and not leakage from nearby storage tanks housing contaminated water.
A TEPCO spokesman said they released this rainwater which contained low levels of strontium 90 at seven locations, but they failed to specify the volumes of water released into the ocean.
TEPCO state that the released water was not above government guidelines of 30 becquerels per liter and highly toxic water, above 170 becquerels per liter, was transferred elsewhere using makeshift pumps.
The typhoon is not known to have caused further damage at the Fukushima plant, but TEPCO are known to be struggling with storage for the increasing amount of contaminated water generated by the process of cooling the melted reactor cores at the plant.
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