In 2013 the LDP promised to address contaminated water leaks at Fukushima:
Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press Japanese government to help halt nuke leak. The Spokesman. AP. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/aug/08/japanese-government-to-help-halt-nuke-leak/
TOKYO – The government said it will step in and take “firm measures” to combat leaks of radioactive water at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, including possibly funding a costly containment project.The announcement Wednesday came a day after the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant said some of the water was seeping over or around an underground barrier it created by injecting chemicals into the soil that solidified into a wall.
“There is heightened concern among the public, particularly about the contaminated water problem,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a government nuclear disaster response meeting at his office. “This is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed. The government will step in to take firm measures.”
Majia here: The LDP appears less firm than it promised as TEPCO reports 7th water leak occurring between April of 2015 and September 9 2015:
“Typhoon causes injuries, cancelled trains and flights, radioactive water leak,” The Mainichi (September 9, 2015), http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150909p2a00m0na014000c.html
…Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the troubled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, announced on Sept. 9 that rainwater contaminated with radioactive materials had leaked from the plant's drainage system into the ocean. The heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Etau exceeded the capacity of a transfer pump set up to move the water from one drainage canal to another, TEPCO officials said.
This is the seventh time of possible or confirmed leaks of radiation-contaminated water since the utility began transferring the water from canal to canal in April of this year.
TEPCO says it does not know how much contaminated water leaked into the ocean, and is currently analyzing the concentration of the radioactive matter in the leaked water.
How much radiation contemination in total? We will never know because the most accurate estimates will never be revealed. We will only be able to infer the scope of contamination from the range of symptoms, which seem to be escalating.