10 Dec '11, 3am

Radioactive water leaks reported inside Japan nuclear plant

TOKYO - A report says radioactive water has leaked inside a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan but did not escape into the environment. Kyodo News agency said Saturday that 1.8 tons of radioactive water leaked in a pump at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Genkai plant. Kyushu Electric issued a statement Friday about a pump problem but did not mention a leak. Also Friday, Japan's Prime Minister said work to stabilize a tsunami-hit nuclear power plant in the northeast is on track. Yoshihiko Noda said temperatures in three melted reactor cores at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have fallen below the boiling point and radiation leaks have declined. A March earthquake and tsunami destroyed the plant's power and cooling systems. AP

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