05 Dec '11, 10am

Fresh radioactive run-off discovered at Fukushima plant

Fresh radioactive run-off discovered at Fukushima plant

This handout picture, taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on Dec 4, 2011 shows radioactive water on the floor inside the building of a water treatment facility at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. A fresh leak of radioactive water into the open ocean has been discovered at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear complex. -- PHOTO: AFP/TEPCO TOKYO (AFP) - A fresh leak of radioactive water into the open ocean has been discovered at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear complex, its operator said on Monday as cleanup efforts continued. Crews were dispatched to find the cause of the run-off, which was discovered on Sunday near a system used to treat contaminated water, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco). The plant operator said it was using sand bags to prevent further leakage after 45,000kg of water were foun...

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