by Julie Borg
Posted 9/13/13, 04:15 pm
Japanese government officials admitted last month that radioactive water has been leaking into the ocean everyday—at least 300 tons in recent months. Most of the water is being used to prevent overheating at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
To add to the plant’s woes, a new tank leak announced two weeks ago spilled another 300 tons of radioactive water into the ground. The leak, along with rising contamination levels, is particularly concerning as Tokyo is set to host the 2020 Olympics.