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95 gallons of radioactive water leaks in Fukushima nuclear plant

June 21, 2013 at 1:47 PM   |   Comments

TOKYO, June 21 (UPI) -- About 95 gallons of radioactive water leaked from a desalination unit at the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday.

While not revealing the water's radiation level, TEPCO said the water did not escape the complex, Kyodo News reported.

The leak came to light after a leak detector sounded an alarm about 3 a.m., local time, TEPCO said. A plant worker found the water in a building housing the desalination unit and suspended the desalination process.

The desalination unit removes salt from radioactive water after cesium and other radioactive materials are filtered out.

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