TOKYO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co., (TEPCO), said Thursday that damage was found on an underwater curtain under the stricken complex, according to local media.
The curtain that called silt fence was installed around an adjoining pair of water intakes of the plant's No. 5 and 6 reactors, which avoided meltdown during the disastrous tsunami in March 2011, to help contain radiation contamination.
Local reports said that a worker found a cut in the fence Thursday morning, adding the TEPCO did not provide more details and is checking the impact of the crack.
The TEPCO said it plans to repair the fence after an upcoming typhoon, according to Japan's Kyodo News. The company also found cut in April.