Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TEPCO said it could be a new leak of radioactive water into the sea in Fukushima 1

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the company that operates the nuclear power plant in Fukushima 1, the most affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which met two months now, has indicated Wednesday it may have found a new water filtration radiation into the ocean from the plant, this time from the reactor 3.

TEPCO had previously reported similar leak in the reactor number 2, got sealed with various substances, including liquid crystal. A company spokesman told reporters that an employee has found water from a pool of reactor number 3 near the ocean. The spokesman said he still can not confirm if it really is producing a water leak into the sea and are conducting trials to investigate.

Since the earthquake on March 11, TEPCO has been spraying water to cool reactors but also needs to find space to store contaminated water, part of which has leaked into the sea.

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