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Local fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday restarted operations suspended late last month after heavy amounts of contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was found leaking into the ocean.

A fleet of 20 fishing boats set off at around 2 a.m. from the port of Matsukawaura in the city of Soma, 45 km north of the nuclear complex that was severely damaged in March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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