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Japan ask for French help to tame Fukushima

Japan ask for French help to tame Fukushima

Updated 25 September 2013, 18:01 AEST

Japan has finally accepted international help to sort out the mess at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

It's agreed to let the French help decommission and dismantle it.

Tokyo correspondent Mark Willacy says it's a climbdown that signals how little success Japan has had stopping the spread of contaminant since the earthquake and tsunami two and a half years ago.

Presenter: Peter Lloyd

Speaker: Mark Willacy, North Asia correspondent

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