Oct 7, 2013

Water 6,700 times more radioactive than legal limit spills from Fukushima

Kyodo News via AP

The storage tank (bottom) from which workers detected water dripping late Wednesday at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan.

TOKYO -- Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has suffered yet another leak, spilling out 430 liters of contaminated water thousands of times more radioactive than legal limits, its operator said Thursday.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, said the water which spilled from the storage tanks had radiation readings as high as 200,000 becquerels per liter -- almost 6,700 times higher than the legal limit of 30 becquerels.

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