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Published March 16, 2011, 09:51 PM

Japan Begins to Drop Water on Stricken Reactor

Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis.

By: Eric Talmadge, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press

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