Fukushima springs new radioactive water leak

|By:, SA News Editor

Nearly 80K gallons of highly radioactive water have leaked from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the latest black eye for Tepco (TKECF.PK, TKECY.PK), which has struggled to contain contaminated groundwater experts believe is flowing into the sea from the site every day.

Japan is set to raise the severity rating of the leak to level 3, or "serious incident," underlining a deepening sense of crisis at the site.

Revelations of more toxic leaks may raise second-thoughts about Japan's nuclear future but won't halt the long-term global expansion of the industry, uranium (URA, NLR, NUCL) insiders say.

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