15 Mar '11, 3am

New blast, fire at nuke plant in disaster-hit Japan

SENDAI, Japan: Japan's nuclear crisis deepened Tuesday as a third blast and a fire rocked a stricken atomic power plant, sending radiation up to alarming levels, after a quake-tsunami catastrophe. Radiation levels around the Fukushima No.1 plant on the eastern coast have "risen considerably", Prime Minister Naoto Kan said, and his chief spokesman said the level was now considered high enough to endanger human health. Kan told people living up to 10 kilometres (six miles) beyond a 20km (12-mile) exclusion zone around the nuclear plant to stay indoors. The fire was burning in the plant's number-four reactor, he said, meaning that four out of six reactors at the site 250 kilometres (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo are now in trouble. As well as the atomic emergency, Japan is struggling to cope with the enormity of the damage from Friday's record-breaking quake and the tsunami w...

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