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  • Japan fears post-quake rise in suicides

    Japan fears post-quake rise in suicides
    Naoko Sugimoto has heard the news through the nation's fledgling mental health grapevine, ominous reports of suicides in the region devastated by last month's magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami. It's a trickle she fears may soon become a river: the...
  • Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations

    Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations
    Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...
  • Japan Q&A: What caused the blast at nuclear plant, and what are officials doing to avert a meltdown?

    An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
  • Another Japan nuclear reactor fails

    Another Japan nuclear reactor fails
    Another nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 facility in Japan has lost its emergency cooling capacity, according to the Associated Press, bringing to three the number of reactors at that facility to fall prey to Friday's magnitude 8.9 earthquake and...
  • Japanese fearful as nuclear crisis builds

    Japanese fearful as nuclear crisis builds
    They're scared. And they're skeptical. The government in Tokyo may be reassuring a nation already reeling from the worst earthquake in its recorded history that Japan is not about to experience a full-blown nuclear disaster. But the closer you got to...
  • A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants

    A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants
    The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
  • Japan's nuclear crisis widens

    Japan's nuclear crisis widens
    A fresh explosion rocked a crippled nuclear complex as rescuers from around the world converged on Japan's devastated earthquake zone, searching for survivors and ministering to the sick and hungry. With the death toll expected to ultimately reach the...
  • Japan quake: 2nd reactor cooled with seawater to avert meltdown

    Japan quake: 2nd reactor cooled with seawater to avert meltdown
    Japanese officials have begun pumping seawater into a second nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant 140 miles north of Tokyo to cool the reactor core in a last-ditch effort to stave off a core meltdown. The action indicates that the reactor's...
  • Japanese engineers work to contain nuclear reactor damage

    Japanese engineers work to contain nuclear reactor damage
    Engineers are now pumping seawater laced with boron into two nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) power plant 150 miles north of Tokyo and are considering doing it at a third reactor in a last-ditch effort to stave off a meltdown that...
  • Risk of meltdown increases at Japan nuclear reactor

    Risk of meltdown increases at Japan nuclear reactor
    The fuel rods at a third nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been fully exposed to air for short periods of time and at least partially exposed for more than three hours, allowing them to heat up and sharply raising the risk of...
  • 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...