TEPCO Starts Pumping Radioactive Water From Fukushima

The dicey task of extracting tens of thousands of litres of water - two million times as radioactive as the stuff poured into the Pacific - has begun. It's unclear where exactly this water is headed, but removing it is crucial.

The highly dangerous water will be removed in order to make room for - drumroll - more radioactive water, with the ultimate goal being a recycling rig that can clean and cool water before sending it back over the plant's scalding fuel rods, precluding the need for more and more accumulation. Keep your fingers crossed. [NYT and Kyodo News]

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