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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Former La Cañadans spared brunt of quake

    The devastation caused Friday by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan should serve as a warning for Foothills residents to take the threat of such disasters more seriously, says a former La Cañada Flintridge resident now living...
  • Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears

    Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears
    Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States. Like other...
  • Japan uses helicopters, water cannons in desperate bid to cool reactor fuel

    Japanese authorities made desperate new attempts to avert full-scale meltdowns at a quake-battered nuclear plant Thursday, dispatching helicopters to drop tons of water on the reactors and using water cannons to cool a spent-fuel pool that an American...
  • Anxiety runs deep, but Tokyo tries to put on a brave face

    Anxiety runs deep, but Tokyo tries to put on a brave face
    In a city where everything works, suddenly not quite everything does. It's little things, mainly. Automatic teller machines that stopped dispensing cash. Bare shelves in the corner store. Speedy express trains to the suburbs supplanted by slowly chugging...
  • Officials: Californians Safe From Radiation Plume

    Officials: Californians Safe From Radiation Plume
     "There is not a reason to get nervous. there is not a reason to have concern - worst case scenario, there is no threat to public health,"says Mike Dayton from the California Emergency Management Agency. As the nuclear crisis grows at the Fukushima...
  • Radiation Detected in Sacramento, Levels Not Harmful

    A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday, but an Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said it has found...
  • Watching, worrying and waiting

    Watching, worrying and waiting
    While the world watches Japan struggle to overcome the effects of a deadly tsunami, earthquakes and nuclear radiation leaks, Junko Nakayama watches more closely than most. Nakayama, trainer for the La Crescenta Valley High School baseball team, said a...
  • Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors

    Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors
    Fighting exhaustion and radiation fears, engineers struggled anew Saturday to complete the crucial task of hooking a crippled nuclear plant to the electricity grid to help cool down damaged reactors. The official count of dead and missing in the quake and...
  • Options are few to prevent Japan nuclear catastrophe

    Options are few to prevent Japan nuclear catastrophe
    Workers struggling to contain radioactive releases from the Fukushima power plant face two critical tasks to avoid turning a nuclear disaster into a catastrophe: preventing a runaway chain reaction into the nuclear fuel and maintaining a massive flow of...
  • Electric power partially restored at Japan nuclear plant

    Working overnight into Sunday, engineers have successfully restored power to cooling pumps in two reactors at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the first genuinely hopeful sign in the week-long battle to prevent a full-scale meltdown...
  • Tokyo sees steady exodus amid nuclear crisis

    Tokyo sees steady exodus amid nuclear crisis
    Marco Gutierrez was taking no chances. With radiation still leaking this weekend from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant 150 miles away, the Tokyo resident joined the legions of foreigners — and a growing number of Japanese — fleeing the...