Rebuilding Japan

Japan Declares Emergency At Nuclear Power Plant

Japan's Kyodo News says 2,000 people who live near Fukushima nuclear power plant are being urged to evacuate. The AP says Fukushima's cooling system isn't working after the earthquake triggered the automatic shutdown. The reactor is still hot and needs to be cooled off.

Fukushima lies just south of badly damaged Miyagi prefecture, where a fire broke out at the Onagawa nuclear power plants. That fire's been put out.

Wall Street Journal says there's no evidence of radiation leaks at any nuclear plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency has offered support to Japan and says four nuclear plants closest to the quake have safely shut down.



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