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    Giant Tent Covers Fukushima Reactor

    In this Monday, July 25, 2011 image made off video released by the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, center, wearing protective gear, makes his way during his inspection tour at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma, northeastern Japan. Amano, on a week-long trip to Japan, said Monday that Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant is steadily making progress to contain damage from the crisis. (AP Photo/IAEA) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, CREDIT MANDATORY

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    One of the reactors at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant will be covered in a giant tent. Officials hope the covering will keep radioactive material from spreading and keep rainwater from seeping in. Workers had been unable to erect the tent until now because of dangerous levels of radiation. Construction for the tent began this week and is scheduled for completion by the end of the September. If the tent is successful, similar coverings will be put over the other reactors at the plant.

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