August 27th, 2013
05:37 AM ET

Japan slams Tepco over toxic water crisis

Attempts by the operator of Japan's stricken nuclear power plant to deal with alarming leaks of toxic water are like a game of "whack-a-mole," the country's industry minister said Monday.
The time has come for the government to step in, Toshimitsu Motegi believes.
A litany of problems has beset the Fukushima Daiichi power plant since it was crippled by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan in 2011. The most troubling at the moment is how to contain the swelling volume of radioactive water flowing from the damaged reactor buildings.

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  1. banasy©

    Is this news really surprising to anyone? What on earth did they expect to happen?

    August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rupert

    Hey cnn. U cant say. ja. pan.
    Whack a mole?
    Ita with the author of the 1244 post.

    August 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    No surprises here@banasy.Good afternoon.
    Hi to you @rupert.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    I'm surprised my comments went thru.On other threads i'm blocked.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    Deleted. Said hi to saywhat
    Come on guys. Stop playing around

    August 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |