The outflow of highly radioactive water into the sea from Japan’s troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has stopped, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday quoting the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
In an attempt to stop radioactive water from leaking into the Pacific Ocean, TEPCO has injected 1,500 liters of ”water glass,” or sodium silicate, and another agent near a seaside pit where the radioactive water had been leaking out, the news agency said.
TEPCO said on Tuesday that 7.5 million times the legal limit of radioactive iodine has been detected in samples of seawater near the plant.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was seriously damaged by a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.
The plant’s operator has since been …