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New radioactive water leak reported at Fukushima

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Some radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operator said on Sunday, the latest in a series of troubles at the facility. 

Spent fuel pool is seen inside the Common Pool Building, where all the nuclear fuel rods will be stored for decommissioning, at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, on March 6, 2013. The plant was hit by the giant tsunami of March 2011 as reactors went into meltdown and spewed radiation over a wide area.

The fresh leak comes a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from another of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami-damaged plant.

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