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A probe by nuclear regulators into the causes of the Fukushima crisis has been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, with staff dispatches from Tokyo postponed to protect the 4,000 on-site decommissioning workers.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority had resumed its investigation in October, deeming radiation levels in parts of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant low enough to visit, nearly a decade since the triple core meltdown.

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