The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster continues: Treated water still radioactive!
More than 7 ½ years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, water stored there is still radioactive and can’t be released in the ocean.
The treated water at a Japanese nuclear plant badly damaged by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami will need to be cleaned even more before it can be released into the ocean, the facility’s operator said Friday. They referred to it as “tritium water,” but that’s not what it was. Much of the water still contains several radioactive elements and therefore cannot be released.