The clean up crew at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant just can't catch a break. Just a day after Japan's nuclear watchdog raised the severity of a recent water leakage incident from a one to a three on the international scale, experts are stepping forward to say that the problem is actually much worse.
The problems currently plaguing Fukushima have everything to do with the 1,000 or so water storage tanks spread out across the grounds. Earlier this week, workers discovered that one had sprung a leak creating extremely radioactive puddles, but nuclear consultant Mycle Schneider says that there are actually leaks everywhere. "What is the worse is the water leakage everywhere else—not just from the tanks," Schneider told the BBC. "It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking out from the cracks all over the place. Nobody can measure that." He added, "It is much worse than we have been led to believe, much worse."