October 20, 2011

What's Going on at Japan's Crippled Nuke Plant?

Reuters, Reuters


The operator of Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Monday that the amount of radiation being emitted from the complex has halved from a month ago, in the latest sign that efforts to bring the facility under control are progressing. . .

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