Firefighters Spray Japan Reactor with Water

(Al Jazeera English: 1056 PST, March 18, 2011) The Japanese fire department has been called in to help control the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Osaka.

 

 

 
 

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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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Fuel Rods Exposed After Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant

(Associated Press: 0712 PST, March 14, 2011) There's been more trouble at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. With cooling systems down, fuel rods have been exposed at the facility's Unit 2 reactor, and there was an explosion at Unit 3

 

 

Japan's Nuclear Crisis Far from Over

(Al Jazeera English: 0017 PST, March 14, 2011) The Fukushima nuclear power plant witnessed another explosion on Monday mounting fear of a major nuclear radiation.

 

Officials had warned about the explosion but the Japanese government tried to allay fears of a major nuke leak. This despite the fact that 22 people have already tested positive for radiation and the number is only likely to grow. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.

 

 

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Explosion Rocks Japan Nuclear Plant

(ITN News: 0520 PST, March 12, 2011) There has been an explosion and radiation leakage at a nuclear power plant in northeast Japan

 

 

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