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Fukushima operator warns clean-up 'may cost $125 bn'

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The cost of the clean-up and compensation after Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster may double to $125 billion, the plant's operator warned Wednesday. 

This file photo, taken in May, shows reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture. The cost of cleaning up the mess left by meltdowns at the power station and compensating those affected may double to $125 billion, the plant's operator said on Wednesday.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said decontamination of irradiated areas and compensating those whose jobs or home lives have been affected would cost much more than the five trillion yen it estimated in April.

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