10 Apr '11, 2am

Japanese engineers hope to stop pumping radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea today

Japanese engineers hope to stop pumping radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea today

An aerial view of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is seen in Fukushima Prefecture in this file photo taken by Air Photo Service. Japanese engineers hope to stop pumping radioactive water into the sea on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - JAPANESE engineers hope to stop pumping radioactive water into the sea on Sunday and start moving more highly contaminated water out of a crippled nuclear reactor - a key step in gaining access and restoring the critical cooling system. An unmanned drone helicopter is scheduled to fly over four reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, north of Tokyo, to video the extent of damage in areas where workers are unable to safely enter due to high radiation. Japan is struggling to contain the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated its north-east March 11, with neighbouring countries expres...

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