12 Mar '11, 6am

Japan nuclear plant faces 'meltdown'

TOKYO: Japan's nuclear authorities warned Saturday that quake-hit atomic plant Fukushima No. 1, about 250 kilometres (160 miles) northeast of Tokyo, "may be experiencing a nuclear meltdown", media said. Kyodo News agency said radioactive caesium had been detected near Fukushima plant, citing the Japanese nuclear safety commission. The cooling system of the plant was damaged in the massive earthquake that struck the region 24 hours earlier, leaving the government to scramble to fix the problem and evacuate more than 45,000 residents within a 10-kilometre (six-mile) radius. Thousands were also evacuated from near a second plant, Fukushima No. 2, which also suffered damage to its cooling system. Parts of the No. 1 reactor's nuclear fuel rods were briefly exposed to the air Saturday after cooling water levels dropped through evaporation, and a fire engine was pumping water int...

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