150 ml of radioactive water leaked into sea from Fukushima plant

TOKYO. April 7. KAZINFORM The amount of water contaminated with radioactive strontium that leaked into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Thursday totaled around 150 milliliters, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday.


The utility had said Thursday that about 12 tons of highly contaminated water leaked from a water treatment pipe at the plant and that a large portion of it probably flowed into the Pacific Ocean, Kyodo reports.

But an examination of seawater near the drainage of the plant showed that the concentrations of radioactive materials such as strontium were below measurable limits. Tokyo Electric suspects that most of the leaked water was absorbed in soil, with an official saying that the environmental impact of the leakage was almost nil.

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