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New radioactive water leak reported at Fukushima plant

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“We have determined that a minimal amount of water was feared to have leaked from the tank although there was no decline in the level of water inside the tank,” it said in a statement

Is that like spending 10 of the 100 dollars in your wallet, but still having one hundred dollars left?

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A new one? Lovely. Nope, no problems here folks. You should be able to move back home soon...

Unreal. Do these idiots have a clue as to what they are doing? It seems not.

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“We have determined that a minimal amount of water was feared to have leaked from the tank although there was no decline in the level of water inside the tank,” it said in a statement

determined? feared to have leaked? what's what.

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They haven't a clue, a real Laurel and Hardy. Where is the apology?

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"But it said the contaminated water was unlikely to flow into the sea..."

Yeah, right. That'll be reported within the week. And yet still they're allowed to bungle everything up with no reprimands or consequences.

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Wait - groundhog day moment here. Isn't this essentially word for word the same article as, what, yesterdays, particularly this:

But it said the contaminated water was unlikely to flow into the sea.

which is particularly unreassuring as, in the grand scale of things and considering that radioactive water must go somewhere, the sea would be the best place?

On one hand, it is nice that TEPCO has begun to publicize problems promptly; on the other hand, analysis (and whether this comes from TEPCO or from the newswriters themselves) is sorely lacking.

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The leak has developed the stutters, Leak ,Leak, Leak, More leaks. Sorry has never stoped leaking ever.

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ok

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Again? I am sure that we will have this kind of news for rest of our life here in Japan. Where is the great nuclear industry with scientists? These are serious accidents overshadowed by 311. If this happened in Europa it would be great scandal.

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Farmboy Apr. 07, 2013 - 05:04PM JST

“We have determined that a minimal amount of water was feared to have leaked from the tank although there was no decline in the level of water inside the tank,” it said in a statement

Is that like spending 10 of the 100 dollars in your wallet, but still having one hundred dollars left?

More like taking a drop of beer out of a beer keg - no noticeable decline in the level of beer.

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Laguna Apr. 07, 2013 - 05:32PM JST

"But it said the contaminated water was unlikely to flow into the sea."

which is particularly unreassuring as, in the grand scale of things and considering that radioactive water must go somewhere, the sea would be the best place?

It will probably reach the sea eventually, travelling through the groundwater layer. What is probably meant is "unlikely to reach the sea anytime soon".

On one hand, it is nice that TEPCO has begun to publicize problems promptly; on the other hand, analysis (and whether this comes from TEPCO or from the newswriters themselves) is sorely lacking

The problem is that analysis takes time. As for newswriters doing analysis, I don't think that happens greatly here in Japan.

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Again? Oh sorry. That should read "Again" I believe the appropriate word is...shogunie or some such word delivering a feeling of warmth in the face of pathetic incompetence and failure that results in a knock on effect that may result in birth defects or a prolonged death from cancer, or these DEATHS might be the result of diet...think shoganie pretty much covers it. The government is TRYING it's best in the face of facts to do a good job.

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"Shouganai"...

It cannot be helped; there is nothing that can be done.

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I think at this rate there would be less reports if they did one for everyday without a major setback....

While I imagine the probably under resourced and ill-prepared people actually on the ground are doing their best there seems to be nothing but incompetence in the management. How do these failures keep on happening?

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"Some radioactive water leaked" can anyone clarify 'some'? Last week it was 120 tons (12,000 liters). This week it is 'some'? Is 'some' more or less than the previous 12,000 liters? This is really going beyond a joke! Even the cleanup of Chernobyl was better organized than this bloody shambles!

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it must be really hard to work there. im a plumber. a water leak is something normal. And if the world is concerned. Go and send some workers to help down there. If so.eone wanta to help send 250,000 tons tanks with generatora hoses and pumps. that would help.

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Wasteland.

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Anyone spent the time reading the insurance docs? Very revealing. Keep on believing people.

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What will be next?

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The contaminated water is 'extremely' contaminated.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201304060038

This above link has a more detailed summary.

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