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Release of information selectively or not before official public announcement.


1. In Keynesian economics, the process of removing money from the economy. Savings, imports, and taxes are leaked out of the economy, though they may come back in through the spending of one's savings, exports, and government injections. Keynes' circular flow model subtracted the value of leakages from national output to identify aggregate output. Thus, it is necessary to know the value leakages in order to calculate the aggregate national output.

2. In credit, money borrowed from a bank that is not redeposited into that bank, which primarily occurs through default. In this sense, leakage reduces the ability of a bank to extend credit.


A measure of retail sales lost by a community to a competitive market, indicating the need for more retail development in an area.

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But those cracks should have been found during routine quarterly radio frequency radiation leakage testing.
The Hankook Ilbo carried an article on the accident in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, as top news in its front-page under the headline "Japan's worst radiation leakage accident.
Recently, many protesters and social activists had raised the question of damage caused to the plant in case of a tsunami and the subsequent radiation leakage and devastation that follows.
Also, the GCC Chief asserted the Council had previously raised fears about danger of the Iranian nuclear reactor in Bushehr, and warned of the possibility of a radiation leakage, as well as the harmful impacts it would have on environment in the GCC region, indicating that the GCC countries have called on Tehran to abide by the international standards of safety and security in its nuclear plants.
The move came as some of the utility's nuclear reactors remained idle amid rising concerns about the safety of nuclear power after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami triggered a radiation leakage accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in northeastern Japan.
Banking shares extended losses after falling Friday on Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano's remarks that lenders to Tokyo Electric Power, or TEPCO, may be asked to ease the utility's loan burden as it faces massive compensation payments over radiation leakage from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
In high power microwave transmitters and final amplifier sections, where radiation leakage is potentially high, extremely high voltages and sometimes X-ray emissions are present.
Emergin WirelessOffice allows nuclear and power plant operators to automatically notify workers and supervisors when critical events occur, such as security breaches, radiation leakage or other life safety hazards.
Both power plants remain stable and pose no threat of radiation leakage," he added.
Japan suffered a severe setback after the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit the country on March 11, leading to a severe crisis following radiation leakage in its Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
BANGKOK: Thailand will randomly test imported Japanese food products for possible radiation contamination, the country s Food and Drug Administration said, after Japan warned of more radiation leakage from a power plant.
Summary: There has been an explosion and radiation leakage at a nuclear power plant in north east Japan.

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