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Fishermen trawling the waters off Japan’s eastern coast have been alleging for a while that radioactive water is again spilling into the Pacific from the Fukushima power plant that melted down after a massive earthquake in 2011. On Feb. 24, Tokyo Electric Power Co., which is responsible for the site, admitted those suspicions were justified.

And it turns out that Tepco knew about this latest radioactive leak since last May — and the giant utility said nothing for almost a year.

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