Video footage released Thursday by Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed two substantial leaks of radioactive water from one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The images of reactor No. 1 were obtained using a video camera mounted on a remote-controlled robot, as the plant's interior remains far too dangerous for humans.
TEPCO's video shows water from one leak dripping down the side of the reactor's compression chamber to form a pool on the building floor.
The origin of the second leak is a breach in a pipe whose original function was to collect dew condensation on the containment vessel.
Reactor No. 1 suffered a partial meltdown after Fukushima was devastated by a March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Leaks were detected earlier from reactors 2 and 4.
Fukushima is currently spilling around 300 tons of radioactive water a day into the Pacific Ocean as TEPCO prepares for the difficult and dangerous task of removing fuel rods from the damaged reactors. EFE