Japan: Radioactive water likely leaking to Pacific

Associated Press
Japan: Radioactive water likely leaking to Pacific

This aerial photo taken on July 9, 2013 shows reactor buildings Unit 2, left, and Unit 1 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan. Japan's nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant's operator. Officials from the Nuclear Regulation Authority said a leak is "strongly suspected" and urged plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. to determine where the water may be leaking from and assess the environmental and other risks, including the impact on the food chain. The watchdog said Wednesday, July 10, 2013 it would form a panel of experts to look into ways to contain the problem. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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