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5:30 p.m.: Japan reports emergency at second nuclear reactor

March 12, 2011
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion had occurred earlier.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said early Sunday that the cooling system malfunctioned at Unit 3 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The agency said it was informed of the emergency by Tokyo Electric, the utility which runs the plant.

No further details of the troubles at Unit 3 were immediately available.

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People who were stranded at the submerged Sendai airport are evacuated on rubber boats from the facilities in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, today, a day after a deadly tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake.
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An explosion occurred at another reactor in the complex on Saturday, destroying the building housing the reactor and handing authorities an urgent complication amid rescue and relief efforts a day after Friday's earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeastern coast.

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