TEPCO again fails to find leaks at Fukushima plant
June 12, 2012
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says a new method has failed to locate radioactive water leaking from one of the reactors.
Tokyo Electric Power Company said workers used an infrared camera on Tuesday to search for the leaks in the suppression chamber at the No.2 reactor.
It was hoped that the infrared images would reveal the leakage spots by showing the temperature difference between the water and the air.
But the images failed to show a big gap in temperatures.
Watch the video here
Published: June 13th, 2012 at 10:50 am ET
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