1.Japan Fears Full Nuclear Meltdown
The U.S. has shifted an aircraft carrier away from Japan after higher-than-usual radiation levels were detected on board. The New York Times says that the plant could continue leaking radioactive steam for months as crews fight to avert full meltdowns by flooding the reactors and then releasing steam. One senior U.S. official says, "under the best scenarios, this isn't going to end anytime soon."
The White House also issued a statement saying, "Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity." The Daily Beast's Lennox Samuels reports on Japan's fears of a meltdown, plus read the most gripping survivor stories.
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