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At opposite ends of the nuclear debate

Christian Aeslund / Greenpeace via EPA

An undated handout photograph released by Greenpeace on Feb. 28 shows a multinational Greenpeace alpine team climbing to deliver messages of support and hope for the victims of the nuclear disaster to the summit of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Reports state that the messages were collected from thousands of people in Japan and around the world, with the hope that the messages will help unite the
people of Japan in opposition to nuclear power and encourage the Japanese authorities to listen to them. The climbing team is comprised of eleven alpinists from Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S.

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Member of the media, escorted by TEPCO employees, wearing Tyvex protective suits and masks look at the number three and number four reactor buildings of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, north east of Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 28. Members of the media were allowed into the plant on Feb. 28 ahead of the 1-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake.

AP reports: Nearly a year after it suffered multiple meltdowns, the tsunami-hit Japanese nuclear plant is in shambles, barely running on a patchwork of makeshift equipment.

Japan announced in December that Fukushima Dai-ichi is stable and minimal radiation is being released from its melted reactors.

Plant chief Takeshi Takahashi said Tuesday he has to admit the plant is still rather "fragile." He took the job in December after his predecessor resigned due to health reasons.

Tuesday's tour for Tokyo-based foreign media, including The Associated Press, was organized by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.

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