Japan nuclear crisis deepens as radiation keeps crews at bay

Guardian: Helicopter crews and teams of police officers in water cannon trucks are battling intense radiation at the crippled Fukushima power station in Japan in a desperate attempt to douse overheating fuel rods with tonnes of water. Authorities have drafted in extra workers and turned to ever more radical tactics as fears grow that pools used to cool down spent fuel rods have leaked, leaving the rods exposed and in danger of catching fire, which could release huge amounts of radiation into the air. Tepco,......

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