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Fukushima Daiichi operator considers plans to dump treated water into sea | guardian.co.uk

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has said it is considering dumping water treated for radiation contamination into the ocean as early as March, prompting protests from fishing groups.

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the utility operating the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was hit by a powerful tsunami in March that caused the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, said it was running out of space to store some of the water it had treated at the plant because of an inflow of groundwater.

“We would like to increase the number of tanks to accommodate the water but it will be difficult to do so indefinitely,” a Tepco spokesman, Junichi Matsumoto, told reporters.

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