• Kyodo


Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to discharge some groundwater that has flowed into the premises of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea after finding that its radiation level is the same as in the rivers in surrounding areas, sources said Wednesday.

Groundwater has been flowing into reactor buildings and getting mixed with highly radioactive water accumulating inside. Tepco has built a dozen wells to pump out the groundwater before it seeps into the buildings and becomes contaminated.

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