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  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants. Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...
  • Japan nuclear crisis worsens as damage feared to reactor containment vessel

    An explosion Tuesday at the Unit 2 reactor at a Fukushima power plant may have damaged the reactor's inner containment vessel, the most serious development yet in the ongoing crisis at the severely damaged facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns...
  • SCE: San Onofre is not a major threat

    SAN ONOFRE — Operators at the concrete-domed San Onofre nuclear plant were trying to reassure worried Southern California residents Monday that the nuclear catastrophe unfolding in Japan won't happen here. San Onofre is located near the San Diego-...
  • Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster

    Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster
    Sales of Geiger counters and potassium iodide supplements that can block some radiation have surged nationwide since Friday, fueled by concerns among some Americans that radiation released from Japanese nuclear plants could spread to the United States....
  • Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis
    An awful realization is setting in for those trapped in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex: People are afraid to help them. Residents describe spooky scenes of municipal cars driving down near-empty streets telling people to stay...
  • Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen

    Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen
    Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts. A network of...
  • U.S. officials express strong concerns about Japan nuclear crisis

    -- As the crisis continues to unfold at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant, a growing disparity between Japanese and U.S. attitudes toward the problem is becoming apparent. Whereas Japanese authorities have generally been restrained in...
  • 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...
  • U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach

    U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach
    U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of...