Nuclear Meltdown Feared at Japanese Reactor

By: Stephanie Midgett Email
By: Stephanie Midgett Email

IWAKI, Japan -- A building housing a reactor has been destroyed at a power plant in Japan's earthquake and tsunami-stricken region causing officials to fear a possible nuclear meltdown.

This report comes after an explosion was reported in the facility and smoke was seen pouring out of the building.

People within a 12-mile radius of the building were ordered to evacuate, but Japanese officials report that the radiation levels are decreasing at the plant.

Also reported was the injury to several workers at the facility.

Meanwhile, Japan launched a massive, military-led rescue operation today to the stricken area.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he is sending 50,000 troops in for the operation.

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