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Nuclear power plant stricken in 2011 tsunami now leaking radioactive groundwater
The Japanese nuclear plant stricken by a deadly tsunami two years ago is facing the dire issue of containing radioactive waste water, as operators rush to repair yet another possible disaster.
The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami left the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant stricken, badly damaging its reactors, which serve to cool nuclear cores.
Now contaminated groundwater containing radioactive strontium, a byproduct of nuclear fission, is leaking from damaged reactor structures at an alarming rate of 75 gallons per minute.
The Dai-Ichi plant is owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company, also known as Tepco, which has struggled to handle the plant’s meltdown and subsequent recovery.
The nuclear incident has been described as one of the most devastating in history, second only to Russia’s Chernobyl incident of the 1980s.