Six underground storage tanks at a nuclear site in the US state of Washington have been leaking radioactive waste, officials have said.
The seeping at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation poses no near-term danger of polluting the Columbia River and the leak provides no immediate health risk, state governor Jay Inslee said.
But he described the updated findings, which come a week after radioactive waste was found at one tank on the site, as "disturbing news for all Washingtonians".
Three local authorities in Cumbria have voted against sanctioning further research into a possible nuclear waste storage facility in the North West.
Council leaders in Cumbria are deciding whether to rule out plans for a potential nuclear storage site in the North-West.
Protesters both for and against the government proposals gathered outside the council meeting to voice their views.
Three local authorities - Cumbria County Council and the borough authorities of Allerdale and Copeland - are to decide whether to sanction a more detailed study into the geological suitability of the area and thesocial and economic implications.
Currently the UK's nuclear waste is stored above ground, which is widely considered to be a temporary solution.