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The water storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi plant were built hastily and it was feared at the time that toxic water could leak from them, a male utility worker involved in their construction said to Kyodo News recently.

One of the tanks was found in August to have leaked 300 tons of highly radioactive water, according to TEPCO.

“We were required to build the tanks in succession,We gave priority to making the tanks, rather than quality control. There were fears that toxic water may leak.” said the plant worker.

According to him, these workers had to construct one 1,000-ton tank which was put together by bolts every three days. On the contrary, it takes around one month to make one welding type tank.

The worker said “the life span of the tanks is only around 5 years.All of the tanks are makeshift. More toxic water may leak as they deteriorate.”

There are around 350 such tanks at the plant.

<Media Report>

Tanks said built in haste, bound to leak (Japan Times)

Fukushima plant worker says leaks were feared when water tanks constructed (Kyodo News)

Fukushima plant worker says leaks were feared when water tanks constructed (Mainichi Newspaper)

 

 


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