Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

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Posted: Mar 23, 2011 11:11 AM
Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

Radiation in Tokyo's tap water spikes to twice the level acceptable for infants, though it remains safe for adults, according to officials. That adds to concerns about milk and produce from the area near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, including broccoli, which was put on the list of tainted vegetables Wednesday. Smoke billows from one reactor in the tsunami-hit plant, though officials say there is no corresponding spike in radiation. The cause is unclear. Crews are evacuated and work is eventually suspended at the plant until morning. The death toll from the earthquake and the tsunami it spawned exceeds 9,500, with more than 16,000 missing.