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April 5th:

TEPCO announced that there was a possibility that contaminated water containing radioactive materials leaked from No.2 underground reservoir at Fukushima Daiichi.

(Media Report)

Fukushima reservoir tank may have leaked contaminated water (Mainichi Newspaper)

New leaks detected in Japan’s Fukushima plant (Aljazeera)


April 6th:

The amount of leakage from the No.2 reservoir was estimated at a maximum of about 120 tons. The contaminated water was started to be transferred to No. 1 and 6 reservoirs.

(Media Report)

Contaminated water likely leaked from second Fukushima tank (Mainichi newspaper)

TEPCO ordered to address radioactive water leaks at Fukushima plant (Mainichi Newspaper)

120 tons of contaminated water leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant (Ashahi Newspaper)

April 7th:

The leakage from No. 3 reservoir was found.

(Media Report)

TEPCO floundering in dealing with sea of contaminated water (Mainichi Newspaper)



April 9th:

the leakage was found at No.1 reservoir, where contaminated water from No. 2 was supposed to be transferred. TEPCO president Mr. Naomi Hirose came to the local site.

(Media Report)

Radioactive water leak at another tank detected at Fukushima plant (Mainichi Newspaper)

Water leaks at Fukushima plant raise questions over plan to store radioactive water (Mainichi Newspaper) 

Defect could affect all radioactive water storage tanks at Fukushima plant (Asahi Newspaper)

TEPCO plans for storing radioactive water dealt heavy blow (Asahi Newspaper) 



April 10th:

Mr. Mogi, the minister of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, expressed the discontinuation of the use of the reservoirs. Mr. Hirose announced that TEPCO would transfer total amount of 23.6 thousand tons of contaminated water to the ground water tanks.

(Media Report)

Underground tanks should not be used at Fukushima plant: Motegi (Mainichi Newspaper)

TEPCO president apologizes for radioactive water leaks at Fukushima plant  (Mainichi Newspaper)

TEPCO to stop using underground tanks at Fukushima plant (Asahi Newspaper)


April 11th:

During transferring contaminated water from No. 3 to No. 6 reservoir  about 22 liters of highly contaminated water was leaked from the pipe connection.

(Media Report)

Radioactive water leak from pipe confirmed at Fukushima plant  (Mainichi Newspaper)

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