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Japan Moving Pumps, Fire Engines to Damaged Nuclear Plant

Japan’s Self-Defense Forces are transporting water pumps to the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture and plan to spray water from the ground, Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said.

The pumps will be provided by the U.S. military for use by the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Kitazawa said, without giving further details. Eleven fire engines will pour water from the ground after helicopters dropped water on the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant’s No. 3 reactor a total of four times today, he said.

Authorities had hoped to drop water from the air yesterday, then abandoned the plan because radiation levels were too high, he said. The operation was conducted today after those levels dropped, he said.

Police forces will also assist in spraying water onto the reactors from the ground, he said.

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