Outflow of highly radioactive water into sea stops: TEPCO
The outflow of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stopped early Wednesday morning after the injection of a chemical agent, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
In a bid to stem the leak, which was confirmed Saturday, the utility, known as TEPCO, injected 1,500 liters of ”water glass,” or sodium silicate, and another agent near a seaside pit, through which the highly radioactive water had been leaking heavily.
The leak has apparently seriously contaminated the marine environment, as a seawater sample taken near the water intake of the plant’s No. 2 reactor Saturday showed a radioactive inodine-131 concentration of 7.5 million times the maximum level permitted under law.