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Water dumping restarts on Fukushima Reactor 3

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Water dumping restarts on Fukushima Reactor 3


Army helicopters have once more been dumping sea water on the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in north-eastern Japan. They are concentrating on Reactor Number 3, trying desperately to bring down the temperature.

Japanese television broadcast some pictures shot from 35 kilometres away. The helicopters are taking off from a military base in Sendai.

For days, people here and at the site itself have been working tirelessly to avert an environmental catastrophe.

The plant’s operators said they were close to finishing a new power line to the plant. This would allow them to re-start the generators, meaning the temperature and pressure in the reactors could be brought under control.

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