Japan Earthquake 2011

TOKYO — Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale – the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster – even as it insisted Tuesday that radiation leaks are declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. Also read: 6 Feng Shui Tips To Arrange Your Living Room

TOKYO — Workers at Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant on Wednesday finally halted a leak that was sending a tide of radioactive water into the Pacific and exacerbating concerns over the safety of seafood, the operator said.

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Arjun Makhijani about the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan, U.S. nuclear energy policy and if a similar crisis can happen on American soil. WATCH:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, and said it will charter aircraft to help U.S. citizens wishing to escape elevated radiation levels in the country.

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Surging radiation levels forced Japan to order emergency workers to temporarily withdraw from its crippled nuclear plant Wednesday, losing time in a desperate operation to cool the overheating reactors – the most urgent crisis from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

SOMA, Japan — A new fire broke out at a nuclear reactor early Wednesday, a day after the power plant emitted a burst of radiation that panicked an already edgy Japan and left the government struggling to contain a spiraling crisis caused by last week’s earthquake and tsunami.

Japan– A second hydrogen explosion has occurred Monday in the Fukushima nuclear power plant following Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. RELATED: TOP 9 MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE 2000’S The blast at the plants number-three reactor shook the facility, injured 11 people and sending smoke billowing into the sky. The first explosion which occurred […]

SENDAI, Japan — The estimated death toll from Japan’s disasters climbed past 10,000 Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns and hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find food and water. The prime minister said it was the nation’s worst crisis since World War II. Also read: Top […]

IWAKI, Japan — An explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan’s devastated coast destroyed a building Saturday and made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat menacing a nation just beginning to grasp the scale of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Also read: Top 10 Black Movies That Should Have Won Oscars

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TOKYO – A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. Authorities said at least 32 people were killed. RELATED: President’s Day Meet The 5 Other Black Presidents In U.S. History The magnitude […]