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Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has identified a fresh leak of radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.

The sensors detected the water contamination level to be 70% more than the high radioactive status at the facility, reported AFP.

The radiation leak poses a problem for the plant’s decommissioning. It was found at a gutter that is used for discharging rain and ground water to a nearby bay connected to the Pacific Ocean.

TEPCO has shut down the gutter to prevent further damages.

"The sensors detected the water contamination level to be 70% more than the high radioactive status at the facility."

This is the latest in a series of mishaps at the nuclear power plant since 2011, when three reactors exploded under the effect of an earthquake.

Decontaminating and decommissioning have been initiated at the facility following the explosions.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency recently said TEPCO has made ‘significant progress’ in cleaning up the plant, but suggested that Japan should consider ways to discharge treated waste water into the sea as a relatively safer way to deal with the radioactive water crisis.

Recently, TEPCO announced the possible deployment of robots and the use of muon technology to measure the damages at the facility.

Image: Fukushima I nuclear power plant. Photo: courtesy of KEI / Wikipedia.