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Radioactivity in ocean up 7.5 million times near Japan reactor

Tokyo - New readings taken from the Pacific Ocean near the Japan's Daiichi nuclear plant show radioactive iodine-131 readings are 7.5 million times the legal limit, with growing criticism from the international community over the Japanese government's actions.

Daiichi nuclear plant may have been breached

Tokyo - The Japanese government announced on Friday there is a suspected breach at the Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima, with radioactive contamination now feared to be more serious than previously reported.

US govt recommends 80 Km Fukushima evac zone; currently 30km

An email message to American citizens from Ambassador John V. Roos in Japan says US officials recommend an 80km radius Fukushima evacuation zone.

US agrees with reactor response ambassador in Tokyo says

Tokyo - U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos sends email update to American Citizens in Japan. Says U.S officials in agreement with the response and measures taken.

Higher than normal radiation detected along Japan Pacific coast

Fukushima - Japan's Fukushima reactor air monitoring indicates 400 milisieverts in immediate area, indicating high radiation levels for those nearby.

Shielding possibly damaged by explosion at Fukushima No.2 Tuesday

Tokyo - Another explosion at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant possibly damages number-two reactor. Authorities say containment walls remain intact. It is the third explosion involving the Fukushima plant site.

Japanese officials say reactors likely in process of melting

Tokyo - Waiting to announce the inevitable after two hydrogen explosions at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility destroyed containment buildings, authorities now say it is "highly likely" the nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2, and 3 have begun to melt.

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Sign at supermarket in Tokyo offers apologies for low stocks of rice and instant noodles.
Sign at supermarket in Tokyo offers apologies for low stocks of rice and instant noodles.

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