TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top nuclear regulator has raised safety concerns about hastily built storage tanks and their foundations amid reports of new leaks of radiation-contaminated water.
Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said Monday that a small leak and signs of possible leaks have been spotted at several other Fukushima Dai-ichi storage tanks. Officials say part of the leak has escaped into the sea.
He said the discoveries were the result of closer inspections after a 300-ton leak two weeks ago. Tanaka raised concerns about the tanks' foundations and urged careful monitoring.
The plant's operator says it suspects other possible leaks because radioactivity has been detected near the tanks, although it is not considered deadly.
The latest leaks have triggered further concerns about the plant's ability to manage the contaminated water.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.