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Pressure Builds In Japanese Reactor

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Pressure Builds In Japanese Reactor

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Pressure Builds In Japanese Reactor

Pressure Builds In Japanese Reactor

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In Japan, technicians had planned to release radioactive steam steam Sunday to ease pressure at the troubled nuclear complex damaged by the massive earthquake tsunami. But officials changed their mind after fears that the release could further hurt the environment and endanger humans.

LIANE HANSEN, Host:

Nonetheless, radiation continues to spread from the site and the Japanese public is now faced with contamination of their food and water. NPR's Christopher Joyce is in Tokyo and reports on the situation.

CHRISTOPHER JOYCE: Christopher Joyce, NPR News, Tokyo.

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