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Japan water leak disrupts supply to plants near Toyota hub

Nation's manufacturing heartland threatened with service interruptions

Meiji Irrigation Works began experiencing a major leak early on May 18 that is affecting supplies to a water treatment plant in Aichi Prefecture.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) -- A major water leak in central Japan on Wednesday disrupted supply to more than 130 businesses near the production center of Toyota Motor Corp.

The accident in Japan's manufacturing heartland threatened interruptions at major auto makers and power companies.

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