Japan halts work on stricken nuke plant, due to surge in radiation levels

Japan suspends work at stricken nuclear plant
By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA, Associated Press

FUKUSHIMA, Japan – Japan suspended operations to prevent a stricken nuclear plant from melting down Wednesday after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said work on dousing reactors with water was disrupted by the need to withdraw.

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