Japan helicopter to ‘dump water’ on nuke plant

Tokyo – A Japanese military twin-rotor cargo helicopter was seen mid-air today on a mission to dump water onto a reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, television images showed.

The CH-47 Chinook seen in the air was one of about four which the Self-Defence Forces were readying to deploy to help cool fuel rods at the stricken plant, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported in its online edition.

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