A section of a hose, top, from which 12 tons of highly radioactive water containing strontium-90 leaked into the ocean from a purification unit on Thursday, is seen covered up with vinyl tape with other hoses connected to a device that is used to decontaminate cooling water leaking from reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The leak came as TEPCO struggles to keep the melted reactors cool and contain radiation and raises concerns about its ability to keep the plant stable. Similar leaks have occurred several times since last year.© Japan Today
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