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Tokyo Electric Power Co. will build a new drainage channel at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as part of efforts to prevent radioactive water from directly flowing into the Pacific when there is a storage tank spill, officials said.

The current channel drains into the sea outside the plant’s man-made harbor, which is protected by breakwaters and its water has been partially enclosed to contain radioactive discharges. The new channel, to be completed by the end of March, will drain into the harbor, Tepco said Monday.

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