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  • Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates

    Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere. Naoto Kan...
  • Commentary: Don't panic the people

    Commentary: Don't panic the people
    In the decorous chambers of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Wednesday a U.S. bureaucrat launched a tsunami of panic that has spread further worldwide than the real tsunami that devastated much of Japan on March 11. In testimony to Congress,...
  • Japan Nuclear Rescue Advances, But Radiation Seeps

    Japan Nuclear Rescue Advances, But Radiation Seeps
    * Some progress in trying to stabilise reactors * Radiation traces found in food and water * Quake and tsunami give Japan vast rebuilding task * More than 7,500 dead, 11,700 missing Engineers enjoyed some success in their mission to stop disaster at...
  • Japan Sees Some Progress In Race To Cool Nuclear Reactors

    Japan Sees Some Progress In Race To Cool Nuclear Reactors
    Japan restored power to a crippled nuclear reactor on Sunday in its race to avert disaster at a plant wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami that are estimated to have killed more than 15,000 people in one area alone. Three hundred engineers have been...
  • FDA Bans Milk, Produce From Japan Amid Radiation Fears

    FDA Bans Milk, Produce From Japan Amid Radiation Fears
    Tokyo -- Japan's Health Ministry reported Tuesday finding radioactive materials at levels "drastically exceeding legal limits" in 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, according to Kyodo News Agency. None of...
  • Officials Retract Reports Of Extremely High Radiation At Fukushima Plant

    Officials Retract Reports Of Extremely High Radiation At Fukushima Plant
    Officials at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant late Sunday retracted their announcement that they had found puddles at the facility's No. 2 reactor containing 10 million times more radioactivity than would be found in water in a normally...
  • Japanese see disaster as opportunity for broad change

    Japanese see disaster as opportunity for broad change
    One by one, members of Japan's heartthrob pop band SMAP make their pitch: "You are not alone," says one. "Let's help each other," beckons another. Then comes the final exhortation from celebrity Tortoise Matsumoto: "Believe in Japan's strength!" Such...