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Fukushima Has Massive Leak of Contaminated Water

Fukushima Has Massive Leak of Contaminated Water
Posted August 20th, 2013 @ 1:30pm by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The Fukushima Dai-ichi nightmare just got even more nightmarish. A storage tank at the devastated nuclear plant has sprung a leak, spilling out roughly 300 tons of contaminated water, Reuters reports. And by contaminated, we mean that standing within a couple feet of it for an hour would give a worker five times the annual upper limit on radiation exposure. "We failed to discover the leak at an early stage," a Tepco official says, which means the monitoring system needs to be checked as well.

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