Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on 20 February 2014 said that around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. The leakage of the highly contaminated water was discovered on 19 February 2014 and it happened after a valve was left open.
This is the latest leak reported at the Fukushima Plant that has seen huge volumes of radioactive water since 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. This leak of the contaminated water will affect waters across the pacific in the foreseeable future.
During the incident of earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 crippled the plant in which the cooling systems for the reactors were knocked by the waves leading to meltdowns at three of them.
Where: Fukushima Nuclear Plant
When: 19 February 2014