TOKYO - Japanese crews battled early Wednesday to avert a nuclear disaster and said they may pour water from helicopters to stop fuel rods from being exposed to the air and releasing even more radioactivity.
A combo of screen grabs taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK on March 14, 2011 shows the moment of a hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station number three reactor on March 14, 2011.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned people living up to 10 kilometres beyond a 20 km exclusion zone around the nuclear plant to stay indoors.
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