Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Coolant is Leaking

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant reported that the coolant used to keep groundwater from entering the destroyed reactors has leaked.

The calcium chloride coolant was used to freeze the soil around the reactor site and that it has already leaked before.

TEPCO spokesperson Tsuyoshi Shiraishi said about four tons of the coolant has leaked from two tanks and it is the eighth leak so far.

TEPCO claimed that the frozen wall could keep out groundwater for several months before it starts the thaw.

TEPCO It said the cooling solution does not harm the environment and that they will conduct repairs soon.


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