Japan’s nuclear power-reliant utility Kansai Electric Power said on Saturday it had found a pool of contaminated water at a nuclear reactor slated to restart in late February after years of being shut down. In a statement posted on its website, Kansai Electric said it has found 34 liters of radioactive water at the No. 4 unit at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui prefecture, 500 km (310 miles) west of Tokyo. The water has been cleared and there has been no impact on the environment, the company said, adding that it is investigating the reasons for the leakage. The statement did not say if the restart would be delayed and company officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
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