Japanese officials are planning to pump out contaminated water from the quake-hit reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Authorities hope the measure will help efforts to restore the facility's cooling systems. It comes after radiation was detected in groundwater near the plant for the first time - the levels were ten thousand times higher than the legal limit. Authorities say they don't plan to expand the 20-kilometer evacuation zone, despite the fact radiation was registered 40 kilometers from the facility. For more on the story let's talk to American writer and Japanologist Alex Kerr.
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