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New radioactive leak from Fukushima reactor

Posted By admin On February 2, 2012 @ 4:16 am In World News | Comments Disabled

New Zealand Herald [1]
February 2, 2012

Some 7.71 tonnes of radioactive water has leaked from a reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant but it has not flowed outside the reactor building, Kyodo News said, quoting the plant’s operator.

Tokyo Electric Power Co said the leak occurred in the No 4 reactor after a pipe connected to the reactor dropped off, the news agency reported.

The leak was discovered on Tuesday night and was stopped shortly afterwards.

The Fukushima Daiichi plant was crippled by meltdowns and explosions caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March last year.

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[1] New Zealand Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10782870

[2] TEPCO admits Fukushima-1 reactors leak radioactive water to Pacific Ocean: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-admits-fukushima-1-reactors-leak-radioactive-water-to-pacific-ocean.html

[3] TEPCO wary of Fukushima radiation leak exceeding Chernobyl: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-wary-of-fukushima-radiation-leak-exceeding-chernobyl.html

[4] Cooling system stops at No.5 reactor in Fukushima: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cooling-system-stops-at-no-5-reactor-in-fukushima.html

[5] TEPCO: Just 60cm of water in Fukushima reactor: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-just-60cm-of-water-in-fukushima-reactor.html

[6] Fukushima Deteriorates Again As Steam Now Rising From Reactor 1 For First Time, Including All Other Reactors; Reactor 5 Cooling Fails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-deteriorates-again-as-steam-now-rising-from-reactor-1-for-first-time-including-all-other-reactors-reactor-5-cooling-fails.html

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