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Cleaning it Up, Without Blowing Up (VOA On Assignment Nov. 8)i
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November 08, 2013 3:17 PM
Cleaning it Up, Without Blowing Up (VOA On Assignment Nov. 8) - Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan are about to embark on one of the most critical aspects of the clean-up: removing the fuel rods from one of the worst-hit reactors. Critics say that the plant’s owners should not be trusted to carry out the operation - and warn of dire consequences of an accident. VOA’s Henry Ridgwell explains.

Cleaning it Up, Without Blowing Up (VOA On Assignment Nov. 8)

Published November 08, 2013

Cleaning it Up, Without Blowing Up (VOA On Assignment Nov. 8) - Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan are about to embark on one of the most critical aspects of the clean-up: removing the fuel rods from one of the worst-hit reactors. Critics say that the plant’s owners should not be trusted to carry out the operation - and warn of dire consequences of an accident. VOA’s Henry Ridgwell explains.

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"Trauma, Devastation in Gaza"

"The Effects of Edward Snowden"

"Inside a Cold War-Era Nuclear Missile Site"

"REWIND: The World Through Google Glass(es)"

 

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