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Leakage from a purification device at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo. The nuclear power plant leaked about 45 tons of highly radioactive water from the purification device over the weekend, its operator said, and some may have drained into the ocean. The leak is a reminder of the difficulties facing TEPCO as it tries to meet its goal of bringing the tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant to a cold shutdown by year's end. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Leakage from a purification device at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo. The nuclear power plant leaked about 45 tons of highly radioactive water from the purification device over the weekend, its operator said, and some may have drained into the ocean. The leak is a reminder of the difficulties facing TEPCO as it tries to meet its goal of bringing the tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant to a cold shutdown by year's end. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

Nearly a year after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, the damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Power Plant are said to be under control, but the huge task of cleaning up the contamination is just beginning. The BBC's Roland Buerk visited the city of Minamisoma, which is on the edge of the 12-mile exclusion zone around the plant.

This program aired on January 3, 2012.

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