100 Tons of Highly Radioactive Water Leaks at Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that 100 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank at its crippled  Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The water contained 230 million becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances such as strontium-90.

A barrier at the H6 tank area failed to prevent the water from leaking, the operator said. The plant was badly damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001051035

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