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Japan Begins Cleaning Radioactive Water at Damaged Nuclear Plant

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Friday began a process to decontaminate more than 110,000 tons of radioactive water. The water was used to cool the plant’s reactors after a nuclear meltdown caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March. It has been held in reservoirs at the plant, but […]

Vietnam, US Begin Agent Orange Cleanup

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam and the United States kicked off a joint effort Friday to clean up sites contaminated by Agent Orange, a dangerous chemical defoliant used during the two countries’ war which ended in 1975. The U.S.-funded operation aims to remove all unexploded ordnance around a former American air base at Danang. U.S. officials say once the […]

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