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Japan battles to stop radiation leak into sea

Japan battles to stop radiation leak into sea

SENDAI – 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

Leak found in reactor pit, Japan PM tours disaster zone

TOKYO – Japan’s prime minister made his first visit to the country’s tsunami-devastated region on Saturday as officials grappling to end the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl said they may have discovered why radiation has been leaking into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had found a crack in a concrete pit that was leaking water at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, measuring 1,000 millisieverts of radiation per hour. “With radiation levels rising in the seawater near

Japanese ordered indoors in radiation leak crisis

SOMA – High levels of radiation leaked from a crippled nuclear plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan after a third reactor was rocked by an explosion Tuesday and a fourth caught fire in a dramatic escalation of the 4-day-old catastrophe. The government warned 140,000 people nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.
Tokyo also reported slightly elevated radiation levels, but officials said the increase was too small to threaten the 39 million people in and around the

Brown slams Rihanna photo leak

Chris Brown has hit back over the publication of shocking photos showing his ex-girlfriend Rihanna following their infamous fight, branding the leak a “strategic chess move”. Previously unseen photos of Rihanna’s swollen and bloodied face emerged online this week, showing the injuries she suffered after Brown attacked her in 2009.
The ‘Kiss Kiss’ hitmaker took to his Twitter page to comment about the photos, which have surfaced just weeks before the release of his upcoming album

Hydrogen leak forces new delay to Discovery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL: A hydrogen leak in the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery forced NASA to delay its final mission to the International Space Station Friday for the fifth time.
“The next possible launch attempt will be, at this point, not earlier than Monday,” said spokesman Allard Beutel, who earlier announced a minimum 48-hour postponement.
Mission managers planned to meet later in the day to make a decision on the timing of the next launch attempt, the US