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World's largest nuclear plant leaks radioactive water
July 16, 2007 / 1:27 PM / 10 years ago

World's largest nuclear plant leaks radioactive water

<p>Black smoke is seen spewing from an electricity transformer at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa No.3 nuclear power generation unit in Kashiwazaki, Japan, July 16, 2007. The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant -- the world's largest -- leaked water containing radioactive materials from a reactor after a strong quake struck northwest Japan on Monday, a company spokesman said.Japan Coast Guard/Handout</p>

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant -- the world's largest -- leaked water containing radioactive materials from a reactor after a strong quake struck northwest Japan on Monday, a company spokesman said.

No further details on damage to people or the environment were immediately available.

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