New highly radioactive leak at Japan’s Fukushima plant

TOKYO (Reuters) – The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 tonnes of highly contaminated water had leaked out of a tank, the worst incident since last August, when a series of radioactive water leaks sparked international alarm.

Initial measurements of the latest incident showed the leaked water had a reading of 230 million becquerels per litre of beta-emitting radioactive isotopes, including strontium 90.

The legal limit for releasing strontium 90 into the ocean is 30 becquerels per litre.

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