US URGES CITIZENS TO LEAVE JAPAN, RADIATION SPIKES AFTER LATEST WATER SHOT
Joe Weisenthal and Gus Lubin
Mar. 17, 2011
THE LATEST: The next best hope is to reconnect the plant to the grid with a new line power line. This attempt will occur within hours, says TEPCO.
The threat of meltdown continues as water is exhausted in the spent pools, and the only option is water drops by helicopter.
U.S. authorities say radiation is “extremely high” and encourage all Americans to leave Japan.