Japan and Tepco studying release of Fukushima water 1 kilometer from coast. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and the government are considering a plan to release treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea about 1 kilometer from the coast, informed sources said Tuesday. The plan calls for a pipeline to be set up at the bottom of the ocean, according to the sources. Tepco, the government and the Nuclear Regulation Authority are expected to kick off full-fledged talks next month to decide whether to release the water directly from the coast near the power plant or offshore through a pipeline, the sources said. As tritium cannot be removed with existing technology, the levels of the radioactive substance will be diluted to about 1/40 of the state-set standard before the release of the treated water into the ocean.
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