Nightly News | April 04, 2011
>>> updating the radiation situation in japan. despite the announcement over the weekend of new trace amounts of radiation being found in several locations in this country, public health experts continue to assure us it's within healthy norms in japan there at the plant workers are dumping storage tanks full of radioactive water directly into the pacific ocean in order to make room for even more highly radioactive water leaking from a crack in a maintenance pit as the photos show. they don't know why all that water is leaking and various fixes like filling the cracked pit with concrete have not worked. now the plant's owner is dumping more than 11,000 tons of radioactive water right into the sea where the experts tell us it will dissipate.