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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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Monster x

    Gammera vs Godzilla seems like the obvious choice..but when you really really weight the choices..Gammera vs Zigra is the best... .

    July 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Grandparents closet

    Have to disagree,the twins 'AKA' peanuts singing the Mothra song..make Godzilla vs Mothra the best.

    July 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    Rhodan vs godzilla...is the all-timer along with Gumby...

    July 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. drap

    @ grandparents closet..whats the deal with mothball odor?

    July 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mad Hatter

    http://var.media.abum.com/player/flvplayer.swf

    July 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mad Hatter

    http://www.abum.com/54868/Steve-Buscemi-as-the-Mad-Hatter.html

    July 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad Hatter

    I see my toll is about. I didn't post at 954 or 955.

    July 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Bridge

    Just pay the toll!!!!

    July 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Toll road transponder

    @ bridge LOL!!!

    July 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Toll Troll

    @Hatter: You can't be trolled if you are a troll. It's like an oxymoron, or a double negative. Continue on with your 10th step, pray to Bob and hopefully you'll get well. I believe Steve Buscemi has you figured out.

    July 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. For Whom The Bell Trolls

    *Ding Dong*....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx9FRbeVcr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    July 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jumbo Shrimp

    I sea..whale said... .

    July 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mmmmm

    Is it just me, that the fukushima plant is cussing everybody out? Fuk u shi ma?
    fuk us hima?

    July 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. drap

    at above..nicely done,brilliant... .

    July 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Straight Jacket Crew

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRlFHYD8EOI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    July 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
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