Japan nuclear agency concerned about more Fukushima leaks

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Posted: Aug 21, 2013 1:33 AM
Japan nuclear agency concerned about more Fukushima leaks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it is concerned that more storage tanks at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will spring leaks, following the discovery that highly contaminated water is leaking from one of the hastily built containers.

The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be upgraded from a level 1 "anomaly" to a level three "serious incident" on an international scale for radiological releases, a spokesman for Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority said earlier on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Writing by Aaron Sheldrick; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro)