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Fukushima plant operator cannot confirm volume of contaminated water leaking into ocean

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said on Wednesday that it cannot confirm the exact volume of contaminated groundwater that is leaking into the ocean. The Japanese government believes radiation-contaminated water has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean at a rate…

Radioactive Fukushima groundwater rises above barrier being built to contain it

TOKYO (Reuters) – Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting…

Contaminated water suspected as workers fall sick in Bangladesh garment factory

More than 140 workers, mostly women, at two Bangladeshi garment factories near the capital Dhaka fell ill on Sunday after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, police said. A series of tragedies since last November when a fire killed 111 people in another factory have triggered renewed scrutiny of…

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