The decision ends years of debate over how to dispose of the water that’s enough to fill more than 500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Tepco's failure to manage the buildup of contaminated water came to light last summer, when it admitted that at least 300 tons of tainted water were leaking into the sea every day.
The first thing that springs to mind when you're sealing off radioactive water is... duct tape?
It just keeps getting worse.
The Fukushima plant’s operator said it had detected high radiation levels near storage tanks.
Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency" that the operator is struggling to contain.