October 3, 2013
A new leak of highly radioactive water is believed to be flowing into the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant after a storage tank overflowed.
A Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) official said workers at Fukushima detected the toxic fluid dripping from the top of a tank when they were patrolling the site.
Tepco estimates 430 litres of the water, which contains highly radioactive doses of strontium, has leaked outside a concrete barrier surrounding the tank.
“(The contaminated water) went into the drain and we cannot deny the possibility of it having reached the ocean,” Tepco official Masayuki Ono said.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 4:17 am