Leak discovered in Fukushima's backup toxic water tank

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant toxic water storage leak found

Workers at Fukushima have discovered a leak in a backup tank for storage of contaminated water. The water was being transferred to the backup tank after a leak was found in the original toxic water storage pool.

Workers had earlier discovered that about 32,000 gallons of the radioactive water had seeped out of underground storage tank number 2, prompting the effort to move the remaining water to tank number 1. Another leak at tank number 3 was discovered to have been leaking in the interim as well.

Three of seven makeshift storage tanks at the Fukushima site are now leaking radioactive water. Space for storage of the contaminated water is scarce at the Fukushima site leaving the Tokyo Electric Power Co. with few options, The New York Times reports.

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