Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on Monday said the water level of the No. 2 reactor container at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is only 60 centimeters from the bottom, indicating a large quantity of water injected to cool the melted fuel is leaking from the vessel.
TEPCO made the discovery after a worker used an endoscope to take photos of water in the No. 2 reactor's primary containment vessel at the the tsunami-crippled plant.
A TEPCO official said that water is being continuously injected into the reactor to keep the melted fuel cool. He said that the water temperature in the vessel was about 48.5 C.© Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.