14 Mar '11, 6am

The crew of a US aircraft carrier was exposed to a month's worth of radiation in an hour while underway to aid Japan

The crew of a US aircraft carrier was exposed to a month's worth of radiation in an hour while underway to aid Japan

This image provided by the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan underway in the Pacific Ocean. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - THE crew of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, on a humanitarian mission to Japan, received a month's worth of radiation in about an hour, The New York Times reported. Citing unnamed government officials, the newspaper said the ship passed through a radioactive cloud from damaged nuclear reactors in Japan when it approached the country on its humanitarian mission. Japan has been battling to control two overheating reactors at the ageing Fukushima plant after the cooling systems were knocked out by Friday's 8.9-magnitude quake and the resulting tsunami that swallowed up whole towns. A new explosion at the plant hit the country on Monday as experts raced to avert a catastrophic meltdown in the wake of the quake and tsunami. US...

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