TEPCO releases 40 tons of water from Fukushima tanks
Jiji Press -- Oct 16
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that it has released some 40 tons of radioactive water from two temporary storage tanks at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station in northeastern Japan.

The two temporary tanks are used to store low-level radioactive water accumulated inside the barriers surrounding a group of regular storage tanks for radioactive water.

The company began the water release at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday (8:40 p.m. Tuesday GMT) to secure space for storage, after heavy rain from a powerful typhoon, called Wipha, caused an increase in the amount of water inside the barriers.

大型で強い台風26号が接近している福島・いわき市の四倉漁港では、16日午前9時5­5分現在、空が明るくなってきた。 午前8時30分ごろに雨はやみ始めたが、風は依然、強い状態が続いている。
Sources: Jiji Press, FNNnewsCH
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