TOKYO (AP) — A former U.S. nuclear regulatory chief says contaminated water leaks at the crippled Fukushima plant had been known since early in the crisis and have worsened because Japan acted too slowly.
Gregory Jaczko said Tuesday at a Tokyo news conference that U.S. and Japanese officials knew leaks would occur when massive amounts of water were used to cool molten reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant after a major tsunami hit in March 2011.
Jaczko says he was surprised how long it took Japan to start tackling the problem.
Japanese officials confirmed for first time in July that contaminated ground water has been leaking into the Pacific.
Jaczko, who resigned as chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year, was in Japan at the invitation of a Japanese civil group.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
Some of the members of his assembly refuse to believe the allegations against him. About eight members of the Community Fellowship …
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Twenty-two-year-old Yaron Bernstein was last seen leaving a friend's apartment in Philadelphia three weeks ago. Bernstein has ties in Buffalo as well as Pittsburgh, Miami and New Jersey.
A sex offender has been arrested after he allegedly showed indecent material to a child under the age of 16.
Buffalo firefighters were called in to action to fight a fire in the 300 block of Goodyear Avenue in the city shortly after 3 in the morning Thursday.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.