Japan nuclear disaster

Fukushima workers struggle to contain toxic water at nuclear plant

Japanese nuclear inspectors visit the plant. Photo: Bloomberg

Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said yesterday, highlighting the struggle to bring the crisis under control after more than two years.

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Water leaks may become new Japan nuclear disaster

An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s nuclear watchdog said a leak of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the beginning of a new disaster - a series of leaks of contaminated water from storage tanks.

22 Aug 2013 - 11:57am