Leak found at Fukushima toxic water pool

Tokyo Electric Power TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leak toxic water pool

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says about 120 tons of contaminated water are believed to have leaked out of temporary storage tanks near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

TEPCO said it first detected the leak early last week, when radiation levels spiked in samples taken from water outside the tank, indicating a likely leak. TEPCO is in the process of moving the toxic water to another nearby storage tank.

Fish caught near the plant have had high levels of radiation since the meltdown, during which contaminated water from the facility spilled in to the sea several times, according to the Associated Press. Radioactive water associated with the meltdown at Fukushima is believed to have been leaking continuously into the sea via an underground water system as well.

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