via NHK / January 18, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found water pouring into a drain inside the number 3 reactor building.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says it is yet to determine where the water comes from, or how much radioactive material it contains.
The company said that the water leak was spotted on the first floor of the reactor building on Saturday by a camera installed on a remote-controlled robot used for removing rubbles. It said that the water flow was about 30-centimeters wide and constant.
TEPCO added that the water is likely flowing toward the building’s basement where a large amount of radioactive water has accumulated.
TEPCO says that inside the reactor building there is water for cooling melted fuel and water in the spent fuel storage pool. It says rain water may have entered the damaged building.
TEPCO is trying to find out the source of the leaking water by analyzing footage taken by the camera, as radiation levels are too high for workers to approach the site.