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The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tonnes of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility. Typhoon Man-yi smashed into Japan on Monday, bringing with it heavy rain that caused flooding in some parts of the country, including the ancient city of Kyoto. The rain also lashed near the broken plant run by Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), swamping enclosure walls around clusters of water tanks containing toxic water that was used to cool broken reactors. Thousands of tonnes of water that was poured on the reactors to tame meltdowns is being stored in temporary tanks at the plant, and Tepco has so far revealed no clear plan for it. — AFP


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