TEPCO official says Fukushima plant situation 'out of control'

Beijing, Sept. 14 (ANI): A senior official of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has reportedly said the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is 'out of control'.

Kazuhiko Yamashita told Japanese opposition lawmakers in the city of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture that the crippled nuclear plant's condition is out of control, as radioactive water continues to leak into the Pacific Ocean.

Recently, a scientist had warned that more than the radioactive water flowing from the leaking plant, the quantity which is sitting in the tanks on land is a greater threat.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has reiterated that water leakage in the plant is contained and that Yamashita made his remarks under constant grilling by the opposition lawmakers.

TEPCO recently admitted that highly toxic water leaked from the plant and into the adjacent Pacific Ocean at a rate of around 300 tons per day from makeshift storage tanks on the site. (ANI)

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