Radioactive 'pond' found at Fukushima !

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    Japanese officials have found an Olympic swimming pool-sized pond of radioactive water in the basement of a unit at the Fukushima nuclear plant crippled by the March earthquake and tsunami.

    The discovery has forced officials to abandon their original plan to bring the No 1 reactor under control. Now they will focus on how to deal with the rising pool that some experts see as a threat to groundwater and the Pacific coast.

    Despite the setback, safety officials and the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power, hope to stabilise the plant by January.

    Radioactive 'pond' found at Fukushima - Asia, World - The Independent

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