Kyodo News agency and several other Japanese outlets are reporting that crisis engineers now fear a breach in the core vessel of nuclear reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi, as radiation levels have skyrocketed. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano just announced that all emergency personnel has been evacuated from the plant because of this new incident and have suspended operations. The explanations come as a new cloud has been spotted rising from the plant. Operators initially said that it may be steam. [Kyodo News and AP]
Japan Evacuates All Workers, Nuclear Vessel Breach Feared
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