Even on a slow day, Tsukiji market, the largest fish market in the world, is a beehive of activity.Motorized carts buzz down narrow aisles carrying tuna carcasses. They're sawed into chunks and shipped to restaurants in Tokyo and around the world.Normally, these aisles would be jammed with buyers.
Scientists examining the types of radioactive substances that have spewed from Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant conclude that it's overwhelmingly material that will turn harmless in the next few months.
The nuclear crisis in Japan is prompting scrutiny of nuclear power plants in the U.S., leading to a decades-old question: What to do with all the spent nuclear fuel produced here?The law says the federal government is supposed to take nuclear waste off the hands of plant operators.
Emergency workers rushed to restore electricity to Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Monday, raising hopes that pumps may once again send cooling water to the badly damaged reactors and spent fuel rods.But the crisis is far from over.
Emergency workers in Japan scrambled to connect a new power line to the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex Saturday even as officials said the facility's tsunami-shattered equipment may be unable restart critical cooling systems.Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.