18 Jun '11, 11pm

Tepco halts operation to clean contaminated waste water due to higher-than-expected radiation levels

Tepco halts operation to clean contaminated waste water due to higher-than-expected radiation levels

Temporary storage tanks for low and middle level radioactive water from Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) Co's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station's No. 1, No.2, No.3 and No. 4 reactors are seen at the grounds of the plant in Fukushima prefecture, June 5. Tepco has halted an operation to clean highly contaminated waste water due to higher-than-expected radiation levels. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - TOKYO Electric Power Co (Tepco) on Saturday halted an operation to clean highly contaminated waste water at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant due to higher-than-expected radiation levels. The embattled operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi facility said it had suspended the procedure just hours after it started because a new part was needed, adding that it did not know when it would resume. Part of the system that absorbs radioactive caesium had reached its processing capacity ...

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