Fukushima nuke plant chief pleased with Tokyo's Olympics bid win

Tokyo, Sept. 12 (ANI): The head of Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has said he is relieved to see Tokyo win the bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The comments from Akira Ono, current chief of the crippled power plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. came as another leap in groundwater radiation was disclosed at the site.

According to the Japan Times, officials from Tepco said tritium in a groundwater sample from a monitoring well near the suspect tank that lost 300 tons of tainted water last month in a level 3 incident was exhibiting 64,000 becquerels per liter of radioactivity.

Ahead of the International Olympic Committee's announcement, foreign media outlets repeatedly asked the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee whether the Fukushima plant was really safe. (ANI)


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