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The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier gets washed to remove radioactive contamination

Eugene Hoshiko / AP

U.S. Navy crew members remove radioactive contamination from a fighter jet on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) Wednesday, March 23, in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese coast after 10 days of rescue missions to transport supplies to survivors in an earthquake- and tsunami-devastated area.

Eugene Hoshiko / AP

The island on the deck is sprayed for radioactive decontamination aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese coast Wednesday, March 23. The carrier is off the Pacific coast of Japan to supply relief supplies to the people suffered from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Eugene Hoshiko / AP

U.S. Navy crew members mop up the flight deck to remove radioactive contamination from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) Wednesday, March 23, in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese coast after 10 days of rescue missions to transport supplies to survivors in an earthquake- and tsunami-devastated area.

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