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La catastrophe nucléaire en cours

Une contamination nucléaire à l'échelle de la planète est en cours.

Elle ne s'arrêtera pas aux frontières du Japon, ni à nos frontières.

Traduction partielle des articles ci-dessous : l'enceinte de confinement en acier du cœur du réacteur a été endommagée.

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, March 14, 2011 -- 8:00 PM ET

New Blast Reported at Japanese Nuclear Plant as Workers Struggle to Cool Reactor

An explosion early Tuesday morning may have damaged the inner steel containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, leading to the wide release of radioactive materials there and forcing the evacuation of emergency workers, the plant's operator said.

The blast appeared to be different -- and more severe -- than those that at two other troubled reactor at the same nuclear complex because this one, reported to have occurred at 6:14 a.m., happened in the "pressure suppression room" in the cooling area of the reactor, raising the possibility to damage to the reactor's containment vessel.

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Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, March 14, 2011 -- 10:11 PM ET

Japan Faces Prospect of Nuclear Catastrophe as Employees Leave Plant

Japan faced the likelihood of a catastrophic nuclear accident
Tuesday morning, as an explosion at the most crippled of
three reactors at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Station
damaged its crucial steel containment structure, emergency
workers were withdrawn from the plant, and much larger
emissions of radioactive materials appeared imminent,
according to official statements and industry executives
informed about the developments.

Prime Minsiter Naoto Kan of Japan was preparing to make a
televised address to the nation at 11 a.m. Tokyo time.

The sharp deterioration came after government officials said
the containment structure of the No. 2 reactor, the most
seriously damaged of three reactors at the Daichi plant, had
suffered damage during an explosion shorly after 6 a.m. on

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