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November 13, 2019

Another radioactive spill reported at Fukushima

The cleanup effort at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered another setback Tuesday when workers spilled four tons of radioactive water into the soil, the Voice of America reports. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said on Tuesday that the accident occurred during the transfer of polluted rain water from one of the plant’s concrete gutters to an empty storage tank. TEPCO does not know the water’s precise contamination level, but estimates it was not highly polluted. It said the water has soaked into the surrounding soil, raising the possibility that it reached groundwater.

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