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TEPCO first tried to pour concrete into the crack to halt the leak, but the attempt failed.

On Sunday, the company injected a mixture of absorbent polymers, sawdust and newspaper to try and clog the flow, but this has yet to absorb the water.

On Monday, workers tried to see if they could trace the pathway of the leak by dumping into the system a powder dye designed to turn water a milky white.

The colorant was poured into a tunnel leading to the pit, but no white water has appeared so far.

TEPCO now thinks the radioactive water may be coming from another source and is considering different strategies to find out where.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 08:06:59 AM EST

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