Contaminated water seeps into Fukushima sea

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Tepco had confirmed leakage of 12 tons of water into the sea

Water contaminated with radioactive strontium would serve to cool the reactors.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the epicenter of the nuclear crisis in Japan, confirmed on Thursday (5) leak into the sea of ​​something around 12 tons of water contaminated with radioactive strontium, informed public television "NHK".

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The picture taken on March 16, 2011 shows the damage to Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan (Photo: DigitalGlobe)
Workers at American found during the night that the leak of contaminated liquid is coming from a pipe connected to the tank in which to store the radioactive water used to cool the reactors.

The accumulation of thousands of tons of contaminated water from the reactors, the liquid that goes towards the interior of the premises of the plant is one of the main problems faced by TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi.

The company's workers were able to close the valves of the pipeline which stopped the leak, about an hour later, detailed the "NHK".

The operator estimates that Fukushima has confirmed that a significant part of 12 tons of water contaminated with highly radioactive strontium has leaked to the Pacific Ocean through a foundation drain that connects the center with the sea.

In addition, on March 26, the TEPCO also informed of a leak in the water circulation system of reactors 1, 2 and 3 of the plant, which dumped 80 liters of water contaminated with strontium in the ocean.

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