Radiation Forces Pullout Around Japan Nuclear Plant

(Associated Press: 0918 PST, March 16, 2011) Emergency crews were forced to retreat from Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday after a spike in radiation. The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown.

 

 

 
 

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Japan's Attempts to Fight the Disaster

(Al Jazeera English: 0437 PST, March 16, 2011) Japan's disaster appears to be growing worse. It is a now a nation fighting against the odds on several fronts, including a growing nuclear crisis, shortages of food and essential supplies, and freezing weather. Al Jazeera's Nazanin Sadri reports.

 

 

Tokyo Eerily Quiet Amid Radiation Fears

(Euronews: 0719 PST, March 16, 2011) As fears over a nuclear nightmare grip one of the worlds biggest cities, people are staying indoors.Tokyo's streets are normally bustling with cars and pedestrians. Now, the few who venture out rushed hurriedly to their destinations. Many have fled the capital. Those who stay try to maintain some semblance of normality.

 

 

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Japan Facing 'Nuclear Nightmare'

(Al Jazeera English: 0316 PST, March 15, 2011) Japan is facing a nuclear nightmare after a series of explosions at a power station. The country's prime minister is warning that radiation from the Fukushima power plant is likely to spread. The International Atomic Energy Agency says radioactive material has leaked into the atmosphere.

 

Anyone living within 20km of the site has been warned to move away, and those 10km beyond that are advised to stay indoors. Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Iwate prefecture.

 

 

Radiation Leaks from Fukushima Now 'Harmful'

(Euronews: 0528 PST, March 15, 2011) The government in Japan says radiation from the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has now reached harmful levels. Four reactors at the plant have now exploded.

 

It's thought one of the reactor's containment systems has also been damaged, raising fears of further and more serious radiation leaks. The UN's weather agency says the current conditions are dispersing the radioactive particles out over the ocean, and there is no risk to the people.

 

 

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Nuclear Expert: Situation in Japan Is Dire

(Associated Press: 1624 PST, March 14, 2011) Japan is working to avert a catastrophic release of radiation. The troubles at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex started when last Friday's quake and tsunami knocked out power, crippling cooling systems needed to avoid a nuclear fuel meltdown.

 

 

 
 

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Japan's Nuclear Crisis Explained

(MSNBC.com) Rachel Maddow gives an easy-to-understand breakdown of what is happening -- and causing problems -- at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.

 

 

Deutsche Welle provides this Anatomy of a Nuclear Meltdown. According to Mark Hibbs, senior associate for the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Chernobyl-like meltdown is "not possible" at the Fukushima plant.

 

 

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