(NEWSER) – The Fukushima Dai-ichi nightmare just got even more nightmarish. A storage tank at the devastated nuclear plant has sprung a leak, spilling out roughly 300 tons of contaminated water, Reuters reports. And by contaminated, we mean that standing within a couple feet of it for an hour would give a worker five times the annual upper limit on radiation exposure. "We failed to discover the leak at an early stage," a Tepco official says, which means the monitoring system needs to be checked as well.
Posted Tuesday, August 20th 2013 @ 1pm by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff