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Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it dumped about 1,130 tons of tainted rainwater Monday into the Pacific Ocean after it accumulated at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant due to a typhoon.

The radioactivity of the rainwater, which had built up within circular barriers installed around makeshift storage tanks holding water tainted during emergency cooling operations, was considered low enough to be able to be released into the sea, the utility said Tuesday.

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