27 Olympic Pools’ Worth Of Radioactive Water In Fukushima

27 Olympic Pools’ Worth Of Radioactive Water In Fukushima

There is a lot of dangerous, radioactive water inside Fukushima, as TEPCO struggles to keep the fuel rods from burning up. Water accumulates – TEPCO estimates there are 67,000 tons of irradiated water inside.

How much water is that? 67,000 tons is a tricky amount to visualise – but it’s enough to fill 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Splish splash. Makes it a bit easier to wrap your head around just how difficult of a problem TEPCO faces in disposing of this stuff. Let’s hope they think of something better than just dumping it into the ocean.

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