Risky stalemate as science battles human fears at Fukushima

Mari Yamaguchi/Associated Press In this Oct. 12, 2017, photo, lab technicians at the Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station at Onahama Port in Iwaki city prepare fish to measure cesium levels for safety tests under the prefecture’s experimental fishing program.

ONAHAMA, Japan — More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major earthquake or tsunami strike.