Another leak has sprung from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and 114 gallons of contaminated, radioactive water spilled out into the ocean. UPI.com reported on Oct. 3, 2013, that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant leak occurred on Wednesday as workers tried to pump an overflow of rainwater into a storage tank in the B-South area.
The excess water came from recent typhoons and it has simply sat and collected and become contaminated.
As the water was being pumped into the storage tank, it overfilled and the water leaked out. The leak occurred out where the side connects with the top part of the tank with the bolts. While not certain, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) issued a statement regarding what they believe happened.
"We believe [contaminated water] flowed into the ocean," said Masayuki Ono, acting general manager of Tepco's Nuclear Power and Plant Siting Division.
Back in Aug. 2013, about 300 tons of radioactive water leaked over into another tank at Fukushima. It is believed that a good bit of that water had reached the ocean.
Soil samples were ordered to be collected near where the contaminated water leaked into a ditch. That ditch leads out to the ocean.