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Fukushima prefectural fisheries federation postponed the decision to June whether they would accept the plan of releasing ground water from Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant or not.

Actually, Tokyo Electric Power Co officials believed they had won approval from a prefectural fisheries federation after meeting fisheries leaders several times since last summer.

However, opposition from federation members was so great that the federation ended up rejecting TEPCO plan. Some members said that any water from the plant dumped into the sea would spread fears about the safety of their catches.

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