Wastewater contaminated with radioactive strontium leaks into ocean at Fukushima Daiichi

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Workers at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant noticed that water flowing through pipes connected to wastewater tanks had increased in capacity. The leaking water carried high levels of beta radiation and radioactive strontium, and is a part of a different section of the same piping that leaked at the end of March.

Over an hour later workers shut the valve, but not until after over 12 tons of the wastewater flowed into the ocean.

TEPCO has apologized for the leakage, and once again says it will determine the cause and extent of the leakage.

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