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Water leak stopped at stricken N-plant; WORLDBULLETINS.

THE utility that owns the crippled Japanese nuclear reactor said highly radioactive water has stopped leaking into the ocean.

Tokyo Electric Power Co spokesperson Naoki Tsunoda said the company's attempt to stem the leak by injecting 1,500 litres of "water glass", or sodium silicate, and another agent near a seaside pit where the water was leaking appeared to have been successful.

The leak was discovered on Saturday, and radiation of more than 7.5 million times the legal limit for seawater was found just off the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. Radiation had been seeping from the plant, raising concerns about the safety of seafood in the area.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 7, 2011
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