Operator of crippled Japan nuclear plant to empty 2 more tanks over fears of fresh leaks
TOKYO (AFP) - Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said on Saturday it would empty two more coolant tanks that hold radioactive water over fears of fresh leaks at the crippled nuclear plant.
Earlier this week, Tepco said around 300 tonnes of radioactive liquid was believed to have escaped from one of the hundreds of tanks used to cool the broken reactors.
The episode was dubbed the most serious since the plant went into meltdown in 2011 after being hit by a quake and tsunami.
Tepco said on Saturday that the affected tank was one of three to have been relocated from their original zone because of ground subsidence in the area.