Japan Considers Release of Fukushima Tritium-Contaminated Water into Pacific

August 22, 2017 05:45 AM
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Authorities in Japan are trying to decide what to do with the hundreds of thousands of metric tons of contaminated water being stored at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which went into meltdown following a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Tokyo, plant operator TEPCO is still studying whether it is safe to release the water into the Pacific Ocean, but scientists want a closer analysis of the water's radioactivity levels.