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Japan gives journalists first tour of destroyed nuclear plant

By David Guttenfelder and Eric Talmadge
Associated Press / November 13, 2011

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Two reactor buildings once painted in a cheery sky blue loom over the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Their roofs are blasted away, their crumbled concrete walls reduced to steel frames. In their shadow, plumbers, electricians, and truck drivers, sometimes numbering in the thousands, go dutifully about their work, all clad from head to toe in white hazmat suits. Their job - cleaning up the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl - will take decades to complete.

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