Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 1:14 PM
Latest in Japan's quake, tsunami, nuclear crisis

Record levels of radiation are detected in waters off the coast of the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at 3,355 times the legal limit for the amount of radioactive iodine. The amount does not pose an immediate threat to human health but is concerning, officials say. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko console some of the thousands displaced by the tsunami and nuclear emergency, spending about an hour at a Tokyo center. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which runs the plant, announces that President Masataka Shimizu was admitted to a hospital late Tuesday after suffering dizziness and high blood pressure. The 66-year-old has not been seen in public since a March 13 news conference in Tokyo, raising speculation that he had suffered a breakdown. The National Police Agency says 11,362 people have died in the disasters. Another 16,290 are missing.