Wrecked Fukushima storage tank leaking highly radioactive water

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Yoko Kubota and Yuka Obayashi 3 hours agoSocietyJapanTokyo Electric Power CompanyStorage tank
A radiation monitor indicates 131.00 microsieverts per hour at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima

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A radiation monitor indicates 131.00 microsieverts per hour near the No.4 and No.3 buildings at the tsunami-crippled …

By Yoko Kubota and Yuka Obayashi

TOKYO (Reuters) – Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the cleanup of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

The storage tank breach of about 300 metric tons of water is separate from contaminated water leaks reported in recent weeks, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Tuesday.

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