(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.