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TEPCO finds new radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Updated: 2013-10-03 09:46:18 (KST)
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Over in Japan,.. new reports are adding to concerns about the radiation leaking from the Fukushima power plant.
Plant operator TEPCO says it has discovered a new leak of highly contaminated water from another storage tank that "may well have flowed into the sea."
Officials say they detected 200-thousand becquerels per liter of radioactive substances, including strontium 90.
This far surpasses the legal limit of 30 becquerels.
TEPCO says it has notified the central government and apologized for "causing anxiety."
In a related development, a recent report says cesium has been detected in 70 percent of children living near the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, which borders Fukushima.
The Ibaraki Prefecture Cooperative Association says cesium had been detected in 58 of the 85 children who were tested as part of a recent study.


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