Latest in Japan's nuclear crisis

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Posted: Mar 19, 2011 1:07 PM
Latest in Japan's nuclear crisis

Japan said Saturday that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near its tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex exceeded government safety limits. Officials also said slightly elevated levels of radioactive iodine were found Friday in tap water in Tokyo and other areas, though the amounts don't exceed government safety limits. Meanwhile, firefighters pumped water directly from the ocean into one of the most troubled areas of the nuclear plant and prepared to try to restore power to its automatic cooling systems. Workers are making the final preparations to turn on the electricity Sunday but it is unclear if the cooling systems will still work. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said conditions at Units 1, 2 and 3 _ rocked by explosions in the past eight days _ had "stabilized."