All workers from a crippled reactor at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, have been evacuated, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Wednesday.Edano said that white smoke was rising from the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daichi power plant, adding officials were investigating the cause.
Officials at the Mitsubishi Motors North America plant in central Illinois say they have enough parts to keep making cars for another two weeks but they're awaiting word on whether Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami could lead to production disruptions.Mitsubishi Motors North America spokesman D
The death toll following Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami has reached 3,400 and is expected to rise. Meanwhile, the nuclear crisis continues to unfold at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in the northeast.
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is defending the use of nuclear power, despite the problems at nuclear plants in Japan."We are still challenged with the notion of nuclear waste: what we are going to do in terms of the safe deposit and safe storage of that waste.
There will be many, many stories of bravery as we learn more about what happened Friday in Japan when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered devastating tsunamis that wiped some communities off the map, leaving thousands missing or dead.Chie Matsumoto, a journalist in Japan who has been traveling to s
An interfaith effort to provide relief funds to Japan is gearing up across the Chicago region.Several Japanese groups here are collecting money, along with the Red Cross. Religious groups have joined that effort. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is taking donations.