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Despite worries over the massive quantities of water needed to cool the melted Fukushima reactors, the risk of radiation-contaminated water to public health is minimal, a former U.S. nuclear regulator has said. The Japan government has promised to become more directly involved in funding projects to contain the leaks. Photos: AP






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In this March 9, 2005 photo, Charles Townes speaks after winning the Templeton Prize in New York. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.

Charles Townes, Nobel winner for co-inventing laser, dies aged 99

Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics with Russian physicists Aleksandr M. Prokhorov and Nicolai G. Basov. »