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Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on Aug 21st that highly radioactive water leaking from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi could have flowed into the Pacific Ocean through drainage channels.

Workers who checked the ditch on Aug. 21 noticed a stain that indicated contaminated water may have flowed down the ditch. While the surface of the ditch had 6 millisieverts, the reading at a height of 1 meter was 0.06 millisievert per hour.

TEPCO estimates that the water which has already flowed into the sea was contaminated with up to 10 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 and up to 20 trillion becquerels of cesium-137. The two radioactive substances could total 30 trillion becquerels, more than 100 times the upper limit on the amount of such substances that can be released into the sea per year, which is set at 220 billion becquerels.

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Experts Fear Fukushima Leaks Sending Radioactive Water Into the Pacific (Truth Dig)

Highly toxic water leaked from tank could have flowed into sea (Kyodo News)

Highly contaminated water likely leaking directly into sea from Fukushima plant(Mainichi newspaper)

TEPCO: Contaminated water from leaking tank likely reached ocean (Asahi Newspaper)


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