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Nuclear Plant Damaged in Quake

Possible spills follow radioactive water leak

(Newser) - Japanese officials acknowledged today that as many as 50 problems have been found at the Kashiwazaki nuclear power plant, which was damaged in yesterday's quake. Exhaust pipes were knocked out of place and barrels of nuclear waste were overturned, knocking the lids off some. Both areas are still being inspected... More »

Quake Rocks Japan

Six killed, hundreds hurt; Kashiwazaki is hardest hit

(Newser) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan early Monday, killing six people, injuring hundreds, and causing a fire in a nuclear power plant. The quake hit Kashiwazaki the hardest—2,000 people were evacuated from the city. "I almost fainted by the fear of shaking," a shopkeeper there... More »

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