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Nuke plant starts pumping out radioactive water

TOKYO (AP) - Workers at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant are trying to pump some 25,000 tons of radioactive water from the basement of Unit 2's turbine building.
They're hoping once the water is pumped they'll be able to access cooling systems that were knocked out in last month's tsunami.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. projected in a road map released over the weekend that it would take up to nine months to reach a cold shutdown of the plant.


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