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Twenty liters of water containing radioactive materials were accidentally released at a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, earlier this week, operator Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. has said.

The water was released during an inspection of pumps in the purification system at a spent fuel pool in the Rokkasho complex, the nuclear power reprocessing company revealed Tuesday. The firm gave assurances, however, that the level of radioactive materials in the water was within the limits specified by government safety standards and would have had no impact on the employees’ health.

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