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Victims of itai-itai disease and the company responsible for the pollution-caused malady, Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., reached a complete settlement over compensation Tuesday after decades of legal battles.

Under the agreement, Mitsui Mining will pay a lump sum of ¥600,000 to victims who have suffered kidney trouble caused by cadmium poisoning but are not designated as sufferers of the disease under the government’s criteria.

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