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News Summary: SKorea bans fish from NE Japan

The Associated Press

FISH BAN: South Korea says it is banning all fish imports from along Japan's northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public concern over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

WIDE NET: South Korea's ban applies to a total of eight prefectures (states) with a combined coastline of more than 700 kilometers (430 miles), regardless of whether the fish pass safety standards or not.

SCARCE INFO: The South Korean government said it made the move because of insufficient information from Tokyo about what steps will be taken to address the leakage of contaminated water from the plant.