TOKYO, May 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Workers of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi (Fukushima 1) nuclear power plant have started dumping ground waters into the Pacific ocean, the NPP operator - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported on Wednesday.
Representative of the company say the dump will do the environment no harm.
Accumulation of radioactive ground waters under the NPP is one of the main problems for the clean-up workers at Fukushima. To pervent it, TEPCO plans by 2015 to create an artificial layer of permanent frost around the power plant and slowly drain the accumulated water. However, some experts have expressed scepticism regarding the plan.