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Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors

by Ben Jervey

March 18, 2011

Apparently, the water drops were ordered to stop as the radiation levels even at the helicopter altitude were considered too risky. Still, I'd add these helicopter pilots to the ranks of true heroes—along with the Fukushima 50 and the those who manned the warning posts like Miki Endo—in the face of this unfolding catatrophe. Meanwhile, if you want to follow along, Japan's NHK television station is streaming live, and translated, on MSNBC:  

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The BBC live coverage site and Al Jazeera English live blog are the best I've found.

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Video: Helicopters Dump Water On Fukushima Reactors