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Nuclear plant cooled with sea water

Japan faced an atomic emergency as cooling systems damaged by the quake failed at two nuclear reactors.

Scientists are now monitoring radiation levels around the Fukushima site and pumping seawater into the plant to cool the nuclear reactor down.

The BBC's Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports.

  • 12 Mar 2011
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