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TEPCO said that a shortage of water storage tanks has forced it to postpone removal of radioactive groundwater at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station.The postponement would allow radioactive groundwater to continue to flow beyond soil hardened with chemicals between reactors 2 and 3 and into the sea.

Early on November, about 6,000 becquerels per liter of strontium-90 and other beta ray-emitting radioactive substances were detected in groundwater in an observation well between the two reactors, far exceeding the standard for water to be released into the sea.

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Tepco puts off removal of radioactive groundwater at Fukushima No. 1 plant (Japan Times)


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