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Fears grow over earthquake-hit Japanese nuclear plant

Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days.

The fuel rods inside reactor 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have been fully exposed on two separate occasions, raising fears of a meltdown.

Seawater is being pumped into reactor to try to stop the rods overheating and Tokyo has asked the US for assistance in managing the crisis.

Roland Buerk reports.

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