Japan "fighting a fire we cannot see" at nuclear plant

TOKYO Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:17am EDT

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineers cannot say if a quake-damaged nuclear reactors in the northeast are under control, Hideohiko Nishiyama, deputy director general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, told reporters.

"With the water-spraying operations, we are fighting a fire we cannot see," he said. "That fire is not spreading, but we cannot say yet that it is under control."

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