August 22, 2013

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing radioactive water, but no new leaks.

Around 300 tonnes of toxic liquid is believed to have escaped from one of the tanks that hold polluted water, some of which was used to cool the broken reactors, in an episode dubbed the most serious in nearly two years.

Plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) warned some of it might have flowed into the Pacific Ocean.

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