Japan turns to U.S. in face of worsening nuclear crisis


Japan said Wednesday that further assistance from the United States was needed to help keep the nuclear cores at a power plant from overheating, after last week’s quake and tsunami knocked out the plant’s cooling systems.

Tokyo may also request the help from members of the U.S. military stationed in Japan, government spokesman Yukio Edano said.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has sent two experts to Japan, and had been asked to send cooling equipment.

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