Nuclear Meltdown

Fukushima desolation worst since Nagasaki

Beyond the police roadblocks that mark the no-go zone around Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, six-foot tall weeds invade rice paddies and vines gone wild strangle road signs along empty...

Power company had poor safety record

''WHAT the hell is going on?'' The Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, was overheard asking executives from Tokyo Electric Power Company, shortly after a live broadcast to his nation about the...

Radiation at harmful levels as toll rises


Ben Cubby and Deborah Smith THE battle to control deadly radiation leaks, including a possible nuclear meltdown, reached a crucial phase in Japan last night.

Third reactor at risk of explosion as huge rescue operation continues


Ben Cubby A third nuclear reactor was in danger of meltdown in Japan last night, as thousands of bodies began to wash up on beaches north of Tokyo following Friday's devastating tsunami.

Blast, smoke at Japanese nuclear plant


Explosion at a Japanese nuclear power plant a day after a massive earthquake damaged the facility's cooling system, with nearby residents warned to stay indoors.