03 Apr '11, 6pm

Radiation may spread for months

SENDAI, Japan: Workers at Japan's crippled nuclear plant Sunday struggled to stop a radioactive water leak into the Pacific, as the government warned the facility may spread contamination for months. Along the tsunami-ravaged coast, 25,000 Japanese and US military and rescue crew completed a massive three-day search for bodies, more than three weeks after the catastrophe struck. While cherry blossoms opened in Tokyo, temperatures plunged again, leaving tens of thousands of homeless shivering in evacuation camps along the ravaged northeast coast of Japan's main Honshu island. There was no quick end in sight for the world's worst nuclear emergency since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, warned a government lawmaker who has advised Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the crisis at the six-reactor plant. "This is going to be a long battle," said Goshi Hosono, who highlighted the t...

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