Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 10:19 AM
Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

Workers reconnect all six reactors at the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex to the electrical grid Tuesday, but they are not ready to turn the power on yet. They were also able to cool a spent fuel pool that was nearly boiling, reducing the risk of releasing radioactive steam. Fears about radioactivity have already cleared the area of residents and led to bans on the sale of some produce and milk from the region. Now, seawater near the tsunami-crippled plant is showing elevated levels of radioactive iodine and cesium. In response, the government is testing seafood. The death toll from the earthquake and the tsunami it spawned is close to 9,100, with some 13,800 people missing.