21 Mar '11, 12am

Japan is now 'very close' to getting the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant under control: Official

Japan is now 'very close' to getting the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant under control: Official

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, officials are busy at work to examine residents living near the troubled nuclear power plant for radioactive exposures in Fukushima city. -- PHOTO: AP FUKUSHIMA (Japan) - JAPANESE officials reported progress on Sunday in their battle to gain control over a leaking, tsunami-stricken nuclear complex, though the crisis was far from over, with the discovery of more radiation-tainted vegetables and tap water adding to public fears about contaminated food and drink. The announcement by Japan's Health Ministry late Sunday that tests had detected excess amounts of radioactive elements on canola and chrysanthemum greens marked a low moment in a day that had been peppered with bits of positive news: First, a teenager and his grandmother were found alive nine days after being trapped in their earthquake-shattered home. Then, the o...

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