Japan Nuke Plant: Radiation levels Surge

Japanese nuclear officials say radiation levels inside a nuclear power plant have surged to at least 1,000 times their normal levels after the cooling system failed.  Some radiation has seeped outside the plant causing further evacuations.  The cooling system for a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant failed on Friday after the massive 8.9 earthquake caused a power outage. Pressure inside one of the reactors is building.

 LISTEN HERE to the sounds of the violent, 8.9 earthquake rocking Japan:

 

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FOX News Radio's Mike Tuggle describes the scene in Tokyo, Japan:

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 FOX News Radio's Todd Starnes has more on what the earthquake felt like from a survivor's point of view:

 

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The Santa Monica Pier in California was closed in anticipation of  the Tsunami's impact.

FOX News Radio's Sabrina Sabbagh reports from Santa Monica, CA:

 

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FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal has more on the Tsunami's effect on Hawaii and the West Coast:

 

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Crescent City, CA Damage assessment so far, after 1 surge:

Damages:

-Harbor destroyed. All docks destroyed.

-35 boats destroyed

-10 boats floating about near the harbor

-Many boats were lost and got away without anyone in them

-Four boats confirmed sunk

-25 boats out in the sea with people in them. They are waiting for the OK to return. Since there are no more docks, they plan on having the boats anchor in the harbor when it is safe to return.

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