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Global fears mount as Japan takes desperate steps | Hindustan Times

Doubts over whether Japan can contain its nuclear crisis grew Thursday, as helicopters dumped water onto an overheating power plant and more foreign governments urged citizens to leave Tokyo. Four military Chinooks ran a mission to empty containers holding more than seven tonnes of water each onto the nuclear facility damaged by Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami.

The operation aims to keep the fuel rods inside reactors and containment pools submerged under water, to stop them from degrading when they are exposed to air and emitting dangerous radioactive material.

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