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FOCUS: Doubts Cast over Japan's N-Plant Water Release Plan

FOCUS: Doubts Cast over Japan's N-Plant Water Release Plan

   Tokyo, April 14 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government's decision on Tuesday to release treated radioactive water from the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the ocean is facing doubts over whether it can be implemented as planned.
   The decision to ultimately steamroller over opposition from the fisheries industry on concerns about reputational damage to local products came despite seven-plus years of deliberations since the government set up an expert panel on the matter in December 2013.
   Many question whether Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501>, which has recently faced a string of misconduct cases related to a nuclear plant, has the ability to carry out the water discharge from the plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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