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No environmental impacts from wastewater spill at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, wing says

The Air Force on Okinawa said a 25,000- to 50,000-gallon sewage spill on Kadena Air Base last month was contained to the installation and it anticipates no environmental impacts.

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