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Nuclear Emergency: Japan Warns of Radiation Leak from Quake-Hit Plant


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Nuclear Emergency: Japan Warns of Radiation Leak from Quake-Hit Plant

Osamu Tsukimori and Kiyoshi Takenaka

TOKYO -- Japan warned there could be a small radiation leak from a nuclear reactor whose cooling system was knocked by Friday's massive earthquake, but thousands of residents in the area had been moved out of harm's way.

Underscoring grave concerns about the Fukushima plant some 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. air force had delivered coolant to avert a rise in the temperature of the facility's nuclear rods.