Earlier this month, National Geographic published an in-depth examination about the nature, scope and impact of the radioactive water leak at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. On July 22, TEPCO, the operator of the crippled plant, announced that radioactive water was leaking from the plant. Ongoing research reveals that the leak continues to this day. This article is a general overview of the current situation, and provides answers to major concerns regarding this newest disaster.
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