Japan intervenes in Fukushima disaster with money, manpower

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan's government will provide money and personnel to help cope with rising amounts of contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after losing confidence in Tepco's (TKECF.PK, TKECY.PK) ability to handle the situation on its own.

The trade minister says the latest leak of 300 metric tons of highly contaminated water "could have been prevented" if Tepco had been more careful, pointing out that the 1,000 tons/day of groundwater flowing into the site presents a serious problem.

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