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More troubles for Japanese nuclear plant

SOMA, Japan (AP) - Even though the fire at a Japanese reactor has been out for some time, officials say the water in a fuel storage pond might still be boiling.
But they say the reported levels of radiation have dropped dramatically from earlier in the day.
The explosion and fire caused radioactivity to be released into the atmosphere. Officials have told people who live in the area to seal themselves indoors.
Although 70,000 people closest to the plant were evacuated, about 140,000 in the new warning zone remain. There were explosions at three of the plant's other reactors.


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