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TEPCO said on Oct 21st that some of the rainwater that spilled from concrete barriers around clusters of tanks on Oct 20th was found to have radiation levels above the regulatory limit.

According to TEPCO., strontium-90 in water that had accumulated due to heavy rainfall was above the limit of 10 becquerels per liter around six clusters of tanks, with the reading in one of the areas reaching 710 becquerels.

TEPCO said some of the toxic water has seeped into the ground, but that it is unlikely to have flowed into the adjacent Pacific Ocean..
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Radiation in rainwater overflow spikes at No. 1 (Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA WATER CRISIS: Heavy rain causes radioactive water spills at 11 spots (Asahi Newspaper)

Spilt rainwater at Fukushima plant contains high levels of radiation (Mainichi Newspaper)

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