19 Mar '11, 9am

Disaster-hit Japan hopes to tame reactors soon

KITAKAMI, Japan : Japanese crews fighting to cool overheating reactors laid a power line into a stricken nuclear power plant on Saturday as the government revealed abnormal levels of radioactivity in milk and spinach. The Fukushima No. 1 plant was crippled eight days ago by a terrifying earthquake and tsunami which, according to the latest police tally, left at least 18,000 dead or missing in Japan's worst natural disaster since 1923. Just under 7,200 were confirmed killed, lost to the tsunami or interred in the wreckage of buildings. Sick and hungry survivors of the disaster are enduring desperate and bitterly cold conditions in the northeast. The government of the world's third-biggest economy has been insisting that there is no widespread threat of radiation but confirmed that fresh foodstuffs were now showing signs of contamination. The contaminated milk was found in F...

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