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Suspected New Leak Found at Japan's Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
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Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Japan's nuclear regulator said on Tuesday a suspected new leak was found in Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) underground water storage pool at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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There was possibility of fresh leak in the No. 1 pool where contaminated water from the leaking No. 2 pool was being transferred, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said on Tuesday. The regulator said Tepco had halted the transfer of the contaminated water.

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Tepco, recently dogged by a series of mishaps at the nuclear plant devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami two years ago, had said on Monday it had began transferring contaminated water from the No. 2 pool to the No. 1 pool.

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