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Radioactive water threatens Fukushima fishery's fragile gains

Plant operator plans to dump contaminated water into the ocean

The day's catch is placed in baskets at this Fukushima Prefecture harbor. (Photo by Takumi Sasaki)

TOKYO -- Since a catastrophic nuclear accident seven years ago, Fukushima fishermen have made painstaking efforts to rebuild their livelihood, assiduously testing the radioactivity levels of their catches to ensure safety. Now, rapidly accumulating wastewater from the crippled power plant is again threatening this hard-won business recovery.

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