Japan’s Fukushima Admits Radioactive Water Has Leaked Into Sea

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July 22, 2013 3:24 a.m.
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Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has admitted radioactive water “likely” leaked into the sea, the Associated Press reported Monday.

The admission confirms what experts already suspected, and what the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. originally denied.

Last week, steam or vapors appeared to be rising from the crippled plant, but the Tokyo Electric Power said radiation levels remained steady. 

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