A Japanese cabinet minister announced today that 11,500 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will be dumped into the Pacific.
Meanwhile, workers at the plant are trying to plug a crack which allows contamination to spread.
Releasing the water from reactors No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 into the sea is "unavoidable", according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano. They are hoping to get additional storage space for maybe more seriously contaminated water from reactor No. 2.