(OILPRICE) — The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that 100 metric tons of highly contaminated water leaked from the site of its crippled nuclear power plant at Fukushima. The water apparently came from a storage tank where a valve had been left open. TEPCO said that it had stopped the leak and was confident that the water had not reached the ocean.
"We are taking various measures, but we apologize for worrying the public with such a leak," said Masayuki Ono, a spokesman for TEPCO, according to Al-Jazeera America. "Water is unlikely to have reached the ocean as there is no drainage in that tank area."
Tests show that the leaked water measured 230 million becquerels per liter of radioactive isotopes, a measurement of radioactivity. That figure is almost as high as what was recorded last year when TEPCO allowed 300 metric tons of contaminated water to leak in what was called a “serious incident.”
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