Fukishima nuclear disaster continues to spiral out of control

Six workers at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have been been doused in radioactive water, its operator says.
The incident happened after a worker removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system at the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said. Some of the water has leaked from the tanks, pipes and damaged structures, leading to concerns contaminated water is mixing with groundwater that is flowing into the sea. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24445242
The incident is just the latest in a series of mishaps at the plant, and it will no doubt bolster the view of those who believe Tepco is bungling the recovery operation, our correspondent adds.
The pipe had since been reconnected and the toxic water was contained, Tepco said.
The incident is the latest involving worker error. On Monday, it was reported that a plant worker accidentally switched off power to pumps used for cooling the damaged reactors.
Last week, workers overfilled a storage tank, and about 430 litres (100 gallons) of radioactive water may have leaked from the tank, with some possibly flowing into the sea, Tepco said.

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