Emergency declared as radioactive water spills out of Fukushima plant.

Guardian: “Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain, according to the country’s nuclear watchdog.” “The contaminated groundwater had breached an underground barrier, was rising toward the surface and exceeded legal limits of radioactive discharge, said Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force. Countermeasures planned by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) were only a temporary solution, he said. Tepco’s “sense of crisis is weak”, Kinjo said. “This is why you can’t just leave it up to Tepco alone [to deal with the situation].”