Japan Nuclear Expert: I was “flabbergasted” by Olympic speech — Fukushima reactors are actually destroyed and constantly leaking in ocean — Contamination dumping into sea — PM: “It’s contained in 0.3 km² area of harbor”
Title: Fukushima far from solved, say Abe’s Games critics
Date: September 10, 2013
[...] “Contaminated water has been contained in a 0.3 square-kilometre area of the harbour,” [Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] added in a question-and-answer session. [...]
Critics at home and abroad say Abe’s gloss on the disaster at Fukushima, where a tsunami swamped cooling systems and sent reactors into meltdown, is bordering on the dishonest.
“I was flabbergasted by Abe’s speech,” said Hiroaki Koide, an associate professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute.
“The problem of contaminated water is far from being solved. This problem has been going on all the time since the reactors were destroyed. Contaminated water has been leaking into the ocean ever since.” [...]
Groundwater flows out to sea, taking along anything it has picked up and dumping it in the ocean. [...]
See also: Japan Prime Minister’s Fiction vs. Fact: Fukushima contamination has never done any damage to Tokyo; Radioactive water at plant was “blocked” — Study: Tokyo was contaminated — Experts: Radioactive water is constantly flowing out to sea and almost impossible to stop