Japan Finds Water Leaks At
Stricken Nuclear Plant
Fukushima Nuclear Plant
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Japan's stricken nuclear power plant has leaked more than
600 liters of water, forcing it to briefly suspend cooling
operations at a spent-fuel pond at the weekend, but none is
thought to have escaped into the ocean, the plant's operator
and domestic media said.
plant, on the coast north of Tokyo, was wrecked by a huge
earthquake and tsunami in March last year, triggering the
evacuation of around 80,000 people in the world's worst
nuclear crisis in 25 years.
The operator of
the complex, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), reported
two main leakages on its Web site on Sunday, one from a pump
near the plant's office building and another from a back-up
cooling system at reactor No.4.
cooling water is from a filtrate tank for fire
extinction and doesn't contain radioactive materials," Tepco
said of the incident at reactor No. 4. It added that some
water from the other leakage had flowed into a drain and "we
are examining whether this water has flowed into the ocean
newspaper Monday quoted Tepco as saying around 40 liters had
leaked from the pool-cooling system of the No. 4 reactor
Sunday morning, with probably 600 liters of purified water
leaking from another point. Water had also leaked at other
facilities within the complex, the Nikkei added.
Nikkei newspaper quoted Tepco Monday as saying that it
believed no water had escaped into the sea.
"The leakage is
believed to have been caused by freezing due to cold
weather, and the leaked water included radioactively
contaminated water that has been purified," the Nikkei said
in its online edition, quoting Tepco.
contamination level is low."
Mark Bendeich; Editing by Kavita Chandran)