Masashi Goto, a retired nuclear engineer who worked on several Tepco plants [...] says the current situation is more than Tepco can handle. Tepco now admits that tainted water is reaching the sea, saying on Friday the radioactive discharge is out of control.
BBC: Flow of radioactive water into Pacific could 'accelerate rapidly' now that barrier is breached at Fukushima plant — Tepco clearly in 'deep trouble'
BBC News, August 5, 2013: A barrier built to contain the water has already been breached, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority warned. This means the amount of contaminated water seeping into the Pacific Ocean could accelerate rapidly, it said. [...] It has been clear for months now that the operators of the Fukushima plant are in deep trouble, says the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
Radio New Zealand, August 5, 2013: The Nuclear Regulatory Authority said on Monday that a barrier built to contain the water has already been breached. It said this means the amount of contaminated water seeping into the Pacific Ocean could accelerate rapidly.
Highly radioactive water [is] seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant [...]
This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier [...] Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force, told Reuters. [...]
"Right now, we have an emergency," he said.
Tepco deeply apologized to residents in Fukushima prefecture, the surrounding region and the larger public for causing inconveniences, worries and trouble. [...]
[Kinjo] acknowledged that if the water reaches the surface, "it would flow extremely fast."
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