Emergencies at 5 Japanese Nuclear Reactors; Radiation Levels Spike at Most-Affected Site

Radiation inside a Japanese nuclear reactor surged to 1,000 times its normal level after today's 8.9-magnitude earthquake knocked out power to a cooling system, and tsunami floods have hampered efforts to get it restored. It reportedly was one of five Japanese nuclear reactors that lost cooling ability, prompting a race against the clock to install fixes. In the worst case, at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant's No. 1 reactor, heat-induced pressure built up inside the crippled reactor,...Full Story
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