Monday, August 5, 2013
TEPCO discloses extent of radioactive tritium leak into ocean ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
Between 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of the substance is estimated to have leaked into the sea since May 2011, said Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPO).
It was the first such figure TEPCO has released since a massive tsunami led to the accident in March 2011, a spokesman said Sunday.
The disaster sent reactors into meltdown and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.
It was only last month that the embattled operator confirmed long-held suspicions of ocean contamination from the shattered reactors, as Japan’s nuclear watchdog cast doubt on the utility’s earlier claims that the toxic water was contained in the facility.
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Comment: Gosh, you mean they've been lying to us about this for over two years and NOW we're supposed to take them at their word over how much has leaked and whether or not it's safe??? That's like trusting a politician to tell you the truth. Hell, I'd trust a used car salesman (but not the politician) before I'd believe anything these people tell me....