Toxic puddles at Fukushima nuclear plant: Report
TOKYO (AFP) - Puddles with extremely high radiation levels have been found near water storage tanks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan's atomic regulator and operator said on Monday, according to a report.
The radiation level, measured around 50cm above the toxic water, was about 100 millisieverts per hour, Kyodo news agency reported, citing the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco).
Around 120 litres is believed to have leaked out from a water storage tank.
Tepco denied that toxic water had flowed into the adjacent Pacific ocean, but the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) ordered the utility to study the possibility that it had escaped into the sea through nearby drains.