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Japan may dump Fukushima water into sea

TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power’s plan to manage radioactive water at its wrecked Fukushima plant may include a controlled discharge into the ocean once its toxicity is brought within legal limits, Japan’s nuclear regulator said Monday.

Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said the ocean dump could be necessary as the country’s government prepares to present its plan for handling tainted water at the site that’s increasing by 400 tons a day.

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