Workers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant reveal new dangers | Pacific Beat

Workers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant reveal new dangers

Workers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant reveal new dangers

Updated 12 August 2013, 16:46 AEST

As the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant struggles to plug leaks of radioactive water, workers at the plant say that contaminated water is likely to have been seeping into the sea since the disaster two-and-a-half years ago.

Last week Japanese authorities revealed that 300 tonnes of radioactive water have been pouring into the Pacific Ocean every day over that period and at the moment, there's no way to stop the leak.

Japan's nuclear watchdog has now described the leaks as a 'State of emergency'.

The plant workers have told our North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy they don't have much faith in TEPCO's ability to handle the situation.

And they claim another accident is inevitable.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy

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