Japan to spend 40 billion yen to treat radioactive water at Fukushima: Nikkei

Mon Sep 2, 2013 5:25pm EDT

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Shunichi Tanaka (L) is seen in front of a screen showing the current situation of the contaminated water leakage in Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo September 2, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Shunichi Tanaka (L) is seen in front of a screen showing the current situation of the contaminated water leakage in Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo September 2, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato

(Reuters) - The Japan government plans to spend at least 40 billion yen ($402.60 million) to contain the leaking of radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Nikkei newspaper said, citing government sources.

The government is expected to announce on Tuesday a package of measures to deal with the crisis at the Tokyo Electric Power Co plant wrecked by an earthquake in 2011.

The government intends to cover all the costs for freezing the soil around the reactors to prevent groundwater from mixing with contaminated water inside the reactor, the daily said.

The work will start this fiscal year and about half of the pledged clean-up money is expected to come from the contingency fund of Japan's budget, the business paper said.

Tepco said on Monday patrolling workers came across a new area of high radiation near storage tanks hastily built to store water that was used to cool Fukushima.

(Reporting by Garima Goel in Bangalore)

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Comments (3)
CaptD wrote:
Nuclear Baloney*, They will collect the money but they will not spend it on treating ☢ water, dumping it instead. The Utility Gangs in Japan now control the Country and they are holding everyone hostage…

* http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+Baloney …

Sep 02, 2013 8:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CaptD wrote:
Water water everywhere but it is all radioactively polluted…

The tank farm looks impressive but what about all the “other” water that has been leaking or dumped into the Pacific Ocean?

The Japanese Gov’t. is playing a radioactive JOKE on the Planet by allowing ever more polluted water to find its way into the Pacific Ocean.

More here:
Fukushima plant “to keep contaminating the Pacific Ocean for the rest of time” if fuel can’t be removed — No good solution, must constantly pump out water from under buildings (VIDEO)
http://enenews.com/?p=38516

and here:
More on Ocean dumping:
Nuclear waste dumped at “SEA”
Ocean disposal of radioactive waste:
Status report: http://is.gd/tiugbX

and more on Dumping here:

“Nightmare Nuclear Waste” NUKE DUMPING ! – YouTube http://youtu.be/cpxaJN0TT3U

So maybe all that is now also part of our Background readings!

ALL because of this:
The Trial Of Minoru Tanaka: The high cost of investigative journalism in Japan & “the nuclear mafia http://www.japansubculture.com/?p=5397

Why information about nuclear reactors does not appear in MSM, sounds familiar!

So given the above, why should we expect Japan to start talking about how they are polluting the Pacific except to issue ever more “leak” reports that do nothing to describe the ever growing “TOTAL” amount they are dumping, allowing to leak and every other thing they can do to get rid of radioactive water…

Sep 02, 2013 8:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CaptD wrote:
Why should mankind be worried about Fukushima?
Because we are not being told the truth about what is going on there, which is BAD news for mankind and especially the Pacific Ocean that is now a Japanese radioactive dumping ground!

Yet another Colossal FAILURE by TEPCO and the Japanese Government who “regulates” them:

Rad detectors at Fukushima Diiachi read 1,800 millisieverts an hour.- BBC. http://wp.me/pDwKM-3HZ

Sep 03, 2013 1:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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