Fukushima’s nuclear water will be released via an underwater tunnel
TOKYO (AP) – The operator of the wreckage at the Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Wednesday that it plans to build an underwater tunnel so that massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water can be discharged into the ocean about 1 kilometer from the power station. to avoid interference with local fishing.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, said it hopes to start releasing water in the spring of 2023. TEPCO says hundreds of the plant’s storage tanks are to be removed to make room for the facilities needed to dismantle the plant. the power plant.