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Roughly 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the huge tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, according TEPCO plant, admitting it could be the worst leakage from such containers since August.

Steps have been taken to stop the leakage of the water, which contains 230 million becquerels per liter of strontium and other beta ray-emitting radioactive substances. TEPCO says that the liquid has not flowed into the adjacent sea as there is no drainage nearby.

According to TEPCO, a worker on patrol noticed water spilling from the tank’s lid area at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday. The water, by passing through a rainwater pipe, escaped outside a concrete barrier intended to block liquid from spreading outside when tanks leak.

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100 tons of toxic water leaked at Fukushima plant, no flow to sea (Mainichi Newspaper)

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