April 4, 2011 / 7:33 AM / 9 years ago

Japan's TEPCO to release radioactive water into sea

TOKYO, April 4 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said on Monday it would release more than 10,000 tonnes of contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea to free up more storage space for water that had much higher levels of radioactivity.

The water to be released was about 100 times more radioactive than legal limits.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said there was no other choice but to release the water. (Reporting by Yoko Kubota)

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