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TEPCO dumped into the Pacific Ocean tons of groundwater collected at the Fukushima No.1 plant after having confirmed that its radiation level met safety guidelines.

Under a so-called groundwater bypass system, the groundwater was pumped out without approaching the heavily contaminated area of the complex site. By repeating the pumping and dumping, TEPCO aims to slow the pace of highly radioactive water accumulating at the plant.

The release of groundwater has long been planned as a key measure to address the toxic water buildup at the plant, but the operation has been delayed amid toxic water leaks and other problems that have undermined local people’s confidence in TEPCO.

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TEPCO begins releasing groundwater diverted at Fukushima plant into sea (Asahi newspaper)

Tepco begins dumping Fukushima No. 1 groundwater into Pacific Ocean (Japan Times)

Groundwater within safety criteria released from Fukushima plant (Mainichi Newspaper)

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