Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could still be leaking radiation

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said the company could not rule out the possibility that the 4,600 MW Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan is still leaking radiation into the sea more than a year after the disasters hit.

According to Reuters, TEPCO made the comment after an article in “Science,” a U.S. academic journal, reportedly said that high radiation levels in bottom-dwelling fish caught off Fukushima prefecture indicate continued radiation leaking from the power plant.

When asked to confirm if the plant is not leaking radiation, a spokeswoman was quoted as saying, “Tepco cannot say such a thing, but we have confirmed that radiation levels are declining in both the sea water and seabed soil around the plant,” Reuters said.

An earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns of three units at the plant in March 2011.

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