New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Original story from Herald Sun, April 7th 2013

Some radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operator says, the latest in a series of troubles at the facility.

The troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

The owners of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have reported a fresh radioactive leak. Source: AAP

The fresh leak comes a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from another of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami-damaged plant.

But it said the contaminated water was unlikely to flow into the sea.

The tanks store water used to cool down the reactors after radioactive caesium is removed but other radioactive substances remain.

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