16 Mar '11, 11pm

Helicopters are dumping water on a stricken reactor in Japan to cool overheated fuel rods inside the core

Japan grateful to hero workers at nuclear plant TOKYO - THE heroes risking their lives on the front line of Japan's nuclear crisis - some 50 workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant - are being watched by a grateful and anxious nation. The workers are tasked with keeping cooling water flowing into the six reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, four of which have overheated since Friday's quake, raising fears of a meltdown. 'The people working at these plants are fighting without running away,' Michiko Otsuki, an employee at the separate Fukushima No. 2 plant who also has been evacuated, wrote in a post on Japanese social networking site Mixi. 'Now I can only pray for the safety of everyone... Please don't forget that there are people who are working to protect everyone's lives in exchange for their own lives.' Prime Minister Naoto Kan has saluted the efforts and cou...

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