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March 19, 2011 | 9:11 am

Live Coverage Japan Nuclear Crisis

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Latest from AP: In the first sign that contamination from Japan’s stricken nuclear complex had seeped into the food chain, officials said Saturday that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the tsunami-crippled facility exceeded government safety limits. Minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine also were found in tap water in Tokyo and elsewhere […]

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Video: Barbara Boxer Grills Nuclear Official on California Nuke Plants and Earthquakes

March 17, 2011 | 4:07 pm

Video: Barbara Boxer Grills Nuclear Official on California Nuke Plants and Earthquakes

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The crisis in Japan is fueling a debate all over the world about the wisdom of relying on nuclear power. That includes the U.S., where the Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee yesterday held a Briefing on the Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan and Implications for the United. The committee is chaired by Barbara Boxer, […]

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March 17, 2011 | 4:05 pm

Live Coverage: Japan Nuclear Crisis

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Latest from AP: TOKYO – One week after an earthquake and tsunami spawned a nuclear crisis, the Japanese government conceded Friday it was slow to respond to the disaster and welcomed ever-growing help from the United States in hopes of preventing a complete meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The entire world was on […]

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March 16, 2011 | 2:02 pm

Live Coverage of Japan Nuclear Crisis

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Latest from AP: FUKUSHIMA, Japan – A nearly completed new power line could restore cooling systems in Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant, its operator said Thursday, raising some hope of easing the crisis that has threatened a meltdown and already spawned dangerous radiation surges. The conditions at the plant appeared to worsen, with white smoke […]

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Morning Splash: Japan Nuke Crisis; PG&E to Act on Some Pipes; Support for Brown Plan in Poll

March 16, 2011 | 7:56 am

Morning Splash: Japan Nuke Crisis; PG&E to Act on Some Pipes; Support for Brown Plan in Poll

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Japan Says 2nd Reactor May Have Ruptured With Radioactive Release (NY Times) Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified on Wednesday after the authorities announced that a second reactor unit at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant in northeastern Japan may have ruptured and appeared to be releasing radioactive steam. The break, at the No. 3 reactor unit, worsened […]

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March 15, 2011 | 9:15 am

Live Coverage: Japan Nuclear Crisis

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After the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, Japan is now in the midst of a third terrifying crisis: radiation release from a crippled nuclear power plant. Use the following news resources for up-to-the minute updates on events. NHK English live stream and news Latest AP update BBC News Broadcast and rolling updates NY Times The Lede […]

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Morning Splash: Japan Nuclear Crisis; Some GOP Budget Negotiators Say Talks Stalled

March 15, 2011 | 7:53 am

Morning Splash: Japan Nuclear Crisis; Some GOP Budget Negotiators Say Talks Stalled

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Workers Strain to Retake Control After Blast and Fire at Japan Plant (NY Times) Japanese officials and safety workers struggled to reassert control over badly damaged nuclear reactors on Tuesday after the situation at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant appeared to verge toward catastrophe, with a huge spike in radiation levels after a new explosion […]

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