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Fukushima's contaminated water to run out of tanks in 2022

With Olympics approaching, Tokyo hesitant to release into ocean

Storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant hold more than 1 million tons of tainted water.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tanks containing runoff from the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant are likely reach capacity as early as the summer of 2022, a new forecast shows, putting pressure on Japan's government to dispose of the wastewater.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has leaked water laced with radioactive isotopes since its reactors suffered meltdowns after a crippling March 2011 tsunami.

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