14 Avril 2014
April 14, 2014
TEPCO: Contaminated water leaks from plastic tank
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says water leakage was found from a small plastic tank near storage tanks for contaminated water.
Workers found a one-centimeter hole on a side of the plastic tank on Sunday. The container is about 700 meters from the sea.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says the remaining water in the tank contains 1,200 becquerels per liter of cesium 137 and 440 becquerels per liter of cesium 134. Both amounts are above the limit for discharging rainwater.
TEPCO officials estimate up to one ton of water leaked out and seeped into the ground.
They say they do not expect sea water to be affected by the leakage as there is no gutter that leads to the sea in the area.
Apr. 14, 2014 - Updated 00:29 UTC