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About 1.8 tons of radioactive water has leaked out of three new breaches in the water retention barriers ringing the storage tanks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

The announcement late Sunday followed a report Saturday that 1.6 tons of tainted water had leaked from other barriers set up around the clusters of tanks. The barriers are supposed to prevent any water seeping from the leaky tanks from spreading.

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