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UH-OH Fukushima Leaking Xenon Gas Tokyo Electric Power Co. / AP Photo

Fukushima Leaking Xenon Gas

Fukushima just can’t catch a break. Officials at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged in March's tsunami, detected radioactive xenon. The gas, which is involved in fission, may be a sign that the reactor is leaking. As a precaution, officials are injecting boric acid using a cooling pipe. The reactor’s temperature, however, has not increased, leading officials to think that this is not a major problem.

November 2, 2011 12:46 AM