April 5, 2011 / 10:24 PM / 8 years ago

Japan stops radioactive leaks into sea from crippled nuclear plant

TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Wednesday it had stopped leaks of contaminated water with high levels of radiation into the ocean.

Tokyo Electric Power engineers had been struggling to stop the leaks as they battle the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl after a earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan on March 11.

Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa

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