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Japan minister visits stricken nuke plant

Japan’s industry minister will on Saturday meet workers battling to cool overheating reactor cores and plug radioactive leaks in the first government visit to the country’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. With Tokyo warning the crisis is far from over, Banri Kaieda will don full protective gear for his brief trip to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, his ministry said. Kaieda, who ... Read More »

These 50 workers may be Japan’s last chance

Tokyo:  A small crew of technicians, braving radiation and fire, became the only people remaining at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on Tuesday — and perhaps Japan’s last chance of preventing a broader nuclear catastrophe. They crawl through labyrinths of equipment in utter darkness pierced only by their flashlights, listening for periodic explosions as hydrogen gas escaping from crippled ... Read More »