New leaks detected at Fukushima

Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today:

In yet another setback to gaining control of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency announced Tuesday that radioactive water was detected leaking from the containment vessel of reactor number one.

TEPCO will be sending in robots later today in an attempt to find the source of the leaks.

AFP also reported:

TEPCO announced Monday it would be cutting pay to stay afloat financially.  The company plans to cut executive salaries by half, managers’ salaries by 25 percent and salaries for lower-level employees by 20 percent.  TEPCO also announced it would freeze hiring next year.

The austerity measures make it less likely that TEPCO will be able to devote additional resources to attempt to pick up the slack following the exit of NRG Energy from further spending on the South Texas Nuclear Project expansion.

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