Crews at Fukushima nuclear plant start decontaminating radioactive water

Emergency crews at Japans Fukushima nuclear plant Friday prepared to start decontaminating more than 100,000 tonnes of highly radioactive water from three months of reactor cooling operations.Embattled operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. TEPCO said the system, which employs US and French technology, would go fully operational by the evening after a water leak during a test run the previous night had been fixed.The operation kicks off months after a 9.0 magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that smashed into the plant. The wave knocked out reactor cooling systems, which sparked meltdowns, explosions and radiation leaks.

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