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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fukushima Disaster: Torn Barrier Found, Meant To Keep Radiation From Ocean (Video)

By Susan Duclos

On top of all the other challenges facing TEPCO and Japan in trying to control the radiation and radioactive water that is pouring into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a new major setback has been discovered. The silt fence meant to be a barrier to keep contaminated water from seeping into the sea, is torn it was recently discovered.


TEPCO has struggled to contain the "emergency without end" at Fukushima since the disaster began to unfold in March of 2011. An unsustainable contaminated water-storage system plagued by a series of leaks, soaring radiation levels in groundwater that head into the ocean, and high levels of radiation found in fish have catalyzed widespread resistance to nuclear power and raised international alarm.

As out of control as the situation seems, one expert has warned that it may actually be "much worse" than claimed. Also, long-time anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman warned last week that a plan to "remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air" risked putting the "hand of global nuclear disaster... painfully close to midnight."

According to W7VOA, a second barrier has also been found to be torn as well. The second tear has not been confirmed by anyone other than that tweet as of yet.

Cross posted at Before It's News