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  • U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach

    U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach
    U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of...
  • Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors

    Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors
    Fighting exhaustion and radiation fears, engineers struggled anew Saturday to complete the crucial task of hooking a crippled nuclear plant to the electricity grid to help cool down damaged reactors. The official count of dead and missing in the quake and...
  • Japan uses helicopters, water cannons in desperate bid to cool reactor fuel

    Japanese authorities made desperate new attempts to avert full-scale meltdowns at a quake-battered nuclear plant Thursday, dispatching helicopters to drop tons of water on the reactors and using water cannons to cool a spent-fuel pool that an American...
  • Japan's nuclear crisis widens

    Japan's nuclear crisis widens
    A fresh explosion rocked a crippled nuclear complex as rescuers from around the world converged on Japan's devastated earthquake zone, searching for survivors and ministering to the sick and hungry. With the death toll expected to ultimately reach the...
  • Japan Q&A: What caused the blast at nuclear plant, and what are officials doing to avert a meltdown?

    An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
  • Another Japan nuclear reactor fails

    Another Japan nuclear reactor fails
    Another nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 facility in Japan has lost its emergency cooling capacity, according to the Associated Press, bringing to three the number of reactors at that facility to fall prey to Friday's magnitude 8.9 earthquake and...
  • Japan quake: 2nd reactor cooled with seawater to avert meltdown

    Japan quake: 2nd reactor cooled with seawater to avert meltdown
    Japanese officials have begun pumping seawater into a second nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant 140 miles north of Tokyo to cool the reactor core in a last-ditch effort to stave off a core meltdown. The action indicates that the reactor's...
  • Japan labors to cool reactors: Workers, power source added

    Japan labors to cool reactors: Workers, power source added
    Authorities battling the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have doubled the number of workers on the site to 100 in an effort to continue cooling the three reactors and the spent fuel pools but have abandoned — at least...
  • Radioactive water spilling into tunnels beneath Japanese nuclear plant; plutonium found in soil

    Radioactive water spilling into tunnels beneath Japanese nuclear plant; plutonium found in soil
    Highly radioactive water is building up in tunnels underneath at least three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, impairing the ability of workers to reestablish power connections at the facility. Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power...
  • McManus: Facing a nuclear Iran

    McManus: Facing a nuclear Iran
    The United Nations report on Iran's nuclear program released last week should end the debate, if any debate remained, over whether Iran is moving toward acquiring the ability to build a nuclear weapon. In cautious but convincing detail, the U.N.'s...
  • Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level

    Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
  • Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council

    Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council
    After declaring he would convene a national council on rebuilding within 10 days, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the devastated city of Rikuzentakata on Saturday as well as the site serving as the emergency staging headquarters for the...