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South Korea Bans Japanese Fish Imports Over Fukushima Leak

South Korea banned imports of fish caught near the site of the Fukushima nuclear accident over concerns of radioactive contamination from the plant.

The ban affects marine products from eight prefectures, including Fukushima, where the 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the plant, causing the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Some of the fishing grounds were already closed. The decision came after the Japanese government revealed last month that 300 tons of contaminated water leaked from the site, with some making it to the ocean.