(TOKYO) — Radioactive water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has leaked into the Pacific, yet again.
Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says workers spotted water spilling out of a broken pipe connected to the wastewater treatment system on Thursday.
The water contained high levels of the radioactive material strontium, and TEPCO estimates tons have already leaked into the ocean.
The company has struggled to control contaminated water leaks at the Fukushima plant since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami triggered nuclear meltdowns last March.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN