Death of Japan Earthquake Victims

March 11, 2011
Tokyo, Japan

Japan works to contain nuclear threat after quake
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By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA
Associated Press

SOMA, Japan (AP) -- A nuclear power plant damaged by fire and explosions emitted a burst of radiation Tuesday, panicking an already edgy Japan and leaving the government struggling to contain a spiraling crisis caused by last week's earthquake and tsunami.

Radiation levels in areas around the nuclear plant, which rose early in the afternoon, appeared to subside by evening, officials said. But the unease remained in a...

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