"I am so happy. We all fought together until the end," Maruyama said. "It was not my success, but that of the whole team."
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Ms. Maruyama, whose friends have been risking their health to contain radiation spewing out of reactors, said she was hurt by widespread public criticism of Tepco, according to the Asahi newspaper.
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