New radioactive leak out of Japan nuclear power plant

Operators at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant say almost 100 metric tons of radioactive water have leaked from holding tanks, CNN reported Feb. 20.

CNN reports the water flowed over the tank’s barrier and is being absorbed into the ground. The company does not think any of the radioactive water made it into the Pacific Ocean.

The plant has stopped the water flow and reports the tank is no longer leaking.

The leak discovered late on Feb. 19 is one of the largest since last summer when the nuclear power plant reported a leak of 300 tons of radioactive water.

CNN reports the plant has struggled with storing the vast amount of contaminated water it has collected since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in 2011. Japan’s government has promised to help the plant manage the toxic water.

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