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180K flee as Japan's nuke-plant crisis intensifies

 


180K flee as Japan's nuke-plant crisis intensifies

ERIC TALMADGE

MARI YAMAGUCHI

Associated Press

KORIYAMA, Japan — Japanese officials warned of a possible second explosion Sunday at a nuclear plant crippled by the earthquake and tsunami as they raced to stave off multiple reactor meltdowns, but they provided few details about whether they were making progress. More than 180,000 people have evacuated the area, and up to 160 may have been exposed to radiation.

Four nuclear plants in northeastern Japan have reported damage, but the danger appeared to be greatest at the Fukushima Dai-ich...



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