Japan’s TEPCO suspends cleanup at Fukushima plant

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TOKYO: An operation to clean up radioactive water at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant was suspended on Saturday, hours after it got underway, when radiation levels began rising dramatically, the plant’s operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company had undertaken the operation at the plant, disabled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, to avert spillage into the sea of large, growing pools of radioactive water. A statement issued by the…

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