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Tokyo Electric Power Co. has detected radioactive cesium in groundwater samples taken from the premises of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex, reversing an earlier announcement that any contamination was negligible.

The announcement came Monday as Tepco was trying to secure the consent of local fishermen for dumping groundwater that has been pumped out of wells at the site into the Pacific, claiming it has confirmed that concentrations of radioactive substances are sufficiently low.

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