Rain May Have Caused Radiation Spike At Fukushima Drainage Canal

TEPCO reported a small radiation spike at the K drainage canal on June 6th. Levels went up on the 6th and back down slightly the following day. Workers had been doing additional monitoring after a tank leak had caused the readings in the K drainage canal to rise. This newest increase coincided with a small amount of rain at the plant. .59 inches of rain fell during June 6th according to the historical weather data.

The amount of rain was small but appears to have caused a notable spike in the drainage system. Since multiple locations feed into the K drainage canal it is hard to say what area specifically contributed to the rise but it is a clear indicator that rain does continue to play a role. Even a small amount of rainfall can cause problems at the plant.

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