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Report: Radioactive Water Leaks Inside Japan Plant

Tokyo , Dec 10: A report says radioactive water has leaked inside a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan but did not escape into the environment.Kyodo News agency said Saturday that 1.8 tons of radioactive

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 10, 2011 9:49 IST ]
report radioactive water leaks inside japan plant
report radioactive water leaks inside japan plant

Tokyo , Dec 10: A report says radioactive water has leaked inside a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan but did not escape into the environment.


Kyodo News agency said Saturday that 1.8 tons of radioactive water leaked in a pump at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Genkai plant.

Kyushu Electric issued a statement Friday about a pump problem but did not mention a leak.

Also Friday, Japan's prime minister said work to stabilize a tsunami-hit nuclear power plant in the northeast is on track.

Yoshihiko Noda said temperatures in three melted reactor cores at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have fallen below the boiling point and radiation leaks have declined.

A March earthquake and tsunami destroyed the plant's power and cooling systems.

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