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Saturday, 22 January 2022 06:23 GMT

Water Overflows in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

(MENAFN- Qatar News Agency) The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said water has overflowed 12 barriers around tanks holding radioactive water. Tokyo Electric Power Company said some of the water may have reached the ocean The utility said workers found water overflowing from five barriers They found additional overflows in seven barriers, Japan's (NHK WORLD) reported TEPCO said the barriers are 30-centimeter-high Some of them have already contained at least 20-centimeters of rain water But workers can pump out only a couple of centimeters a day More than 100 millimeters of rain was recorded at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant over four hours The operator of the crippled plant also said workers released some of the water accumulated inside barriers into the ground The utility said the water met safety standards for radioactivity approved by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

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