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Mar 15, 2011 8:56 PM by Stefanie Boe

Spraying water, acid options to control damaged power plant

TOKYO (AP) - The operator of Japan's stricken nuclear power
plant is considering spraying water and acid by helicopters and fire trucks into its troubled reactors to prevent further radiation from leaking.

Masami Nishimura, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency, said Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was considering the measures after a string of explosions and fires at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged by last week's massive earthquake and tsunami.

 

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