Original story from MSN NZ news September 25, 2013
Workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spotted a hole in one of the barriers intended to keep radioactive particles contained in the harbour, the operator says.
Tokyo Electric Power set up silt fences in the harbour next to the plant, including one covering each outlet at reactor units 1-4, which were damaged in the 2011 tsunami, and another on the egress of reactors 5-6 which remain intact.
A silt fence is a device to trap sediment before water flows into the sea.
The fence around the undamaged reactors was found to be holed, a TEPCO spokesman said.
“Radiation levels in this area’s seawater are very low, and no contaminated water tanks are placed near reactors 5-6,” he said.