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5 tons of leathal sodium cyanide leaked in Iwate

About 5 tons of liquid waste containing sodium cyanide capable of killing 125,000 people leaked from a plating factory in Iwate Prefecture, but the factory operator said it has retrieved most of the toxic fluid and received no reports of health issues from nearby residents.

Kurosaka Plating Co., based in Tokyo, said Tuesday that the fluid began leaking from a tank at its factory in Hanamaki after a snowplow struck it at around 7 a.m. Monday.

Kurosaka Plating said snow absorbed most of the waste, and the company collected it and the soil underneath.

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