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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Radiation soars at Japan's stricken nuclear plant forcing workers to flee for their lives - 16th Mar 2011

Workers battling nuclear meltdown evacuated today after radiation levels increased
  • More than 140,000 residents within 19 miles of the plant were ordered to stay indoors
  • 6.0 magnitude aftershock off Chiba, east of Tokyo, causes further tremors today
  • In Europe, some 500 bone marrow transplant centres put on standby to treat victims from Japan
  • The plant rocked by second fire in No 4 unit and two more explosions, bringing the total to four
  • France’s Nuclear Safety Authority ranks crisis second only in gravity to Chernobyl in 1986

Radiation levels at Japan's earthquake hit Fukushima nuclear plant soared to catastrophic levels today forcing thousands of workers who had been battling the crisis to flee for their lives.

Panicked officials evacuated the workers earlier this morning after sensors at the plant detected that the radiation levels had become dangerous to human health.

As the site became an empty shell, emergency military helicopters began a desperate attempt to stave out further radiation leaks and cool the reactors by dousing them with water from the air.

Fears of 'an apocalypse' were raised as radiation levels soared - and experts warned the crippled Fukushima plant had become a nuclear risk second only to the Chernobyl disaster.

More than 140,000 residents within 19 miles of the plant were ordered to stay indoors - in addition to the 180,000 already evacuated from the immediate area. Terrified families clogged roads as they tried to flee. Read More