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AP (Aug. 23, 2013) — Contaminated water leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power station is the most serious incident to plague the crippled plant since its meltdown in March 2011 and may derail Japan's bid for the 2020 Olympic games.
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Reuters (Aug. 23, 2013) — Japanese unions ban fishing off the coast of Fukushima following the latest contaminated water leak at the crippled nuclear plant.
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