Radioactive water leaks at Japan nuclear plant

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:39

Tokyo: Japan`s nuclear safety watchdog on Monday said a leakage of about 1.5 tonnes of low-level radioactive water occurred at a plant of Japan Atomic Power Co in the village of Tokai in Ibaraki Prefecture.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency launched an investigation to check whether the water had leaked into the sea, reported a news agency.
The water was used to decontaminate radiation protection suits and other items and was contaminated to an extent of 33 becquerels per gram, Kyodo News said, adding that the leakage occurred when water was transferred from a storage tank to another tank of a nuclear reactor during decommissioning Wednesday.

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First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:39

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