Fukushima Operator Acknowledges Contaminated Water Flowing into Sea

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Monday that contaminated ground water likely had been flowing into the sea, acknowledging such a leakage for the first time.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco, made the announcement a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pro-nuclear Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner scored a decisive victory in elections to the upper house, cementing his grip on power.

The head of Japan’s new Nuclear …

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