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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

New radioactive water leak found at Fukushima plant



New radioactive water leak found at Fukushima plantThe Fukushima DaiIchi nuclear power plantAFP
TOKYO —
Another suspected leak of radioactive water was discovered at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on Tuesday, its operator said, the latest in a series of problems at the plant.
Contaminated water may have leaked into the ground from an underground reservoir at the tsunami-damaged facility, following similar leaks at two others during the weekend, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said.
TEPCO insisted that the radioactive water was unlikely to flow into the sea.
The reservoir, which is enclosed, stores water that has been used to cool down the reactors after caesium is removed but while other radioactive substances remain.

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