- USGS Study Finds Neonicotinoids In Over Half Of Sampled U.S. StreamsPosted 18 hours ago
- Corals Off Maug Islands Face Acidity Spurred By Carbon Dioxide-Spewing VentsPosted 2 days ago
- University Of Miami Researchers Drop Sensors To Probe The Hearts Of HurricanesPosted 3 days ago
- Biofilms On Ballast Tank Walls Present Challenge In Great Lakes Invasives FightPosted 4 days ago
- Michigan Tech’s GLRC Deploys New Buoy In Straits Of MackinacPosted 1 week ago
- California Forest Fires Create Conditions Promoting Southern Plant Species AbundancePosted 1 week ago
- Recent Study Gives Insight For Offshore Wind Development In Delaware BayPosted 1 week ago
- 3D Printing Could Provide Reliable Weather Stations For Developing WorldPosted 2 weeks ago
Groundwater contaminated by Fukushima leaks into sea
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant acknowledged that contaminated ground water had leaked into the sea, Reuters has reported.
The power plant has likely been contaminating the sea since it was damaged in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami, said the head of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority. Water sample tests, however, seem to indicate that the leakage is limited by silt fences in place near the damaged reactors.
To prevent further contamination, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. is injecting the seawall with sodium silicate. The company plans to continue the injections on larger parts of the seawall.