Water containing radioactive material has leaked at a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in northern Japan , but no radioactivity was released into the atmosphere, the operator announced Wednesday. About 40 liters (10.5 gallons) of water containing plutonium and other radioactive material leaked inside a compound at the plant in Rokkasho on Tuesday, said Yukio Takahashi, spokesman for Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.
Takahashi, however, said none of the water leaked into the atmosphere and no one was exposed to radiation. The accident was caused when a robotic arm mistakenly loosened a plug in a container filled with the water, he said, reports the AP.
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