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Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Friday projected that the storage tanks for the treated contaminated water at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant would reach full capacity in three years despite plans to expand storage space, complicating the government’s efforts to tackle the build-up.

Despite the dwindling storage space, a government committee tasked with deciding what to do with the treated water build-up said at a meeting it would consider sticking with holding the water at the facility for the foreseeable future due to strong objections from residents to discharging it into the sea.

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