Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Turkey detains four suspected Syrian smugglers in connection with the capsizing of a boat on Wednesday, which resulted in five children drowning.
  • More than 100 migrants arrested after arriving in Libya’s port city of Tripoli
  • Two Vice News journalists arrested earlier this week in Turkey on charges of having links to a terrorist organisation have been released
  • Overloaded wooden boat carrying Indonesian migrants has sank off the coast of Malaysia killing at least 14
  • Hungary: police stops local trains near Sopron at the Austrian border telling refugees to get off. Clashes between Hungarian police and refugees.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

It has been revealed contaminated ground water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan had probably been flowing into the sea.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, made the announcement within 24 hours of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s election victory. It was the first time the company had acknowledged such a leakage.

Revealing the details the company’s general manager added that, based on water samples any impact appeared to have been contained by silt fences.

Tepco was in charge of the reactors when the earthquake and tsunami in March two years ago struck. It knocked out cooling systems which triggered fuel meltdowns. That led to radiation leakage and food contamination in the worst nuclear accident since 1986.

More about: