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TEPCO said on April 11th that toxic water found to have leaked last August at one of the huge tanks at Fukushima No.1 plant was far more contaminated than initially announced.

After recalculating the radiation level, TEPCO said the water contained 280 million becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive materials such as strontium-90, instead of 80 million becquerels.

A total of 300 tons of toxic water was found to have leaked at that time, part of which is believed to have flowed into the adjacent Pacific Ocean.

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August water leak at No. 1 far more toxic than announced: Tepco (Japan Times)

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