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Japan to use water cannon at nuclear plant as international concern grows

In Breaking News, Radiation on March 17, 2011 at 8:04 AM

JUSTIN MCCURRY – GUARDIAN.CO.UK – 16/03/2011 [LINK]

Who said Japanese people are not creative? Desperate matters require desperate measures.

 

 

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Workers battling to prevent nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant will use a police water cannon to try to cool one of the crippled reactors after strong winds and high radiation levels thwarted attempts to spray from a helicopter.

The renewed efforts came as the EU’s energy chief, Guenther Oettinger, said the plant was “effectively out of control” and the head of Russia’s state nuclear corporation said the situation in Japan was “developing under the worst scenario”.

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