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Japan radiation fears heighten as tainted water discovered in wake of nuclear plant damage

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“Traces of radioactive iodine were found in Tokyo‘s tap water, heightening concerns about leaks from one of Japan damaged nuclear plant, officials said Saturday.

“Tests of spinach and milk from farms near the blighted Fukushima Dai-ichi complex also detected radiation over government safety limits.

“Government ministry officials said the tainted water was found in tap water in Tokyo and five other prefectures but did not exceed accepted safety levels.

“The food came from producers up to 65 miles from the crippled plant, suggesting the area of contamination could be far wider than initially thought.”

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