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A man walks past the signboard of Kobe Steel at the group's Tokyo headquarters on Oct.10.   © Reuters

Kobe Steel scandal expands beyond aluminum, copper

Iron plant may be fifth facility involved in data fabrication

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- The scandal engulfing Kobe Steel has spread beyond aluminum and copper. It emerged Wednesday that the company may also have falsified data on iron powder products.

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