Fire trucks to douse crippled Japan reactor No. 3

TOKYO Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:51am IST

This GeoEye's IKONOS satellite image was taken over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan at 10:19 am (Tokyo time) on March 17, 2011 and released to Reuters on March 17. REUTERS/GeoEye Satellite

This GeoEye's IKONOS satellite image was taken over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan at 10:19 am (Tokyo time) on March 17, 2011 and released to Reuters on March 17.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's military and fire department will mobilise fire trucks to start dousing reactor No. 3 at the troubled Fukushima nuclear-power plant on Friday afternoon, Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said.

(Writing by Jason Szep)

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74LS32 wrote:
They need to use army tanks to drag hoses right to the building. Tanks provide the best protection against radiation and a SPECIFICALLY designed to operate on the radiologically contaminated battlefield.
They are rather gonna get their workers killed by high exposure instead of asking US, Germany or Russia to provide the necessary military hardware to get close to the radioactive fuel.

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