Fukushima Plant Has New Leak

    Image #: 14300286    NAMIE, Japan - Evacuees wearing radiation protection suits search for their belongings in an area where their house once stood in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, during their brief visit home on May 26, 2011, with exhaust pipes of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant visible in the background (C, back). The residents were forced to evacuate due to radiation leaks from the power plant.    Kyodo /Landov

    Kyodo / Landov

    More trouble for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant: a pool of water was found to be contaminated, containing 300 times the level of radioactive cesium permitted. Officials say the leak will not disturb the cooling process of the facility, but it increases concerns that radioactive contaminants are entering the Pacific Ocean. A local report estimates that 220 metric tons of water has leaked from the factory to the ocean.

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