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It has been revealed contaminated ground water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan had probably been flowing into the sea.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, made the announcement within 24 hours of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s election victory. It was the first time the company had acknowledged such a leakage.

Revealing the details the company’s general manager added that, based on water samples any impact appeared to have been contained by silt fences.

Tepco was in charge of the reactors when the earthquake and tsunami in March two years ago struck. It knocked out cooling systems which triggered fuel meltdowns. That led to radiation leakage and food contamination in the worst nuclear accident since 1986.

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