July 10th, 2011
07:49 PM ET

Slow progress at Japan's Fukushima plant

Four months after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, operators at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are still grappling with the crisis the disaster unleashed but say they are making slow progress.

Despite periodic setbacks - including a water leak that shut down operations for several hours Sunday - the Tokyo Electric Power Company has managed to set up a decontamination system that filters radioactive material from the water.

Some of the treated water is now being circulated back through the reactors, a key step toward keeping the reactors' melted nuclear cores cool on a permanent basis.

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  1. leeintulsa

    I wouldn't believe them unless they drank the water coming out of the filters.. Wouldn't drink it myself, and i'd probably want water bottled elsewhere, but i would be somewhat appeased..

    July 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. steve fotis

    Those nuclear plants are not safe or green. one mistake and everybody an everything including the land and water is contaminated for thousands of years. there children will be born sick for a long time. just ask the people for fifty miles around the chernoble accident.

    July 11, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. TvNYC

    Yeah they won't post my real stuff so I'll just post to say that I'm here and I know what your doing. You still need my help!

    July 11, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
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  5. TvNYC

    Hello everybody!

    July 11, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. TvNYC

    The moderator is gay

    July 11, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. TvNYC

    Have a good night!

    July 11, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Queen

    *Facepalm*s all around!

    July 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
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