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The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant said that visual checks of the crippled complex’s leaking cisterns have failed to turn up any clues as to how radioactive water is escaping.

Although workers removed some of the soil covering one of the troubled sunken reservoirs and checked an area where a leak detection pipe passes through one of the three water-containment sheets, no irregularities were found, Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported Friday.

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