Since the admission by TEPCO that the plant has been leaking for the last 2+ years and that it continues to leak, there has been much international concern. Daiichi has massive amounts of groundwater passing through the plant grounds every day. The ground water is seeping into the reactor buildings and is becoming contamination with radioactive contamination. This is something no other nuclear site has had to deal with related to contamination or a meltdown. Fukushima differs greatly from both Hanford and Chernobyl, the two sites most frequently compared to the problem in Japan.
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