Spent fuel rods add to trouble at Japan nuke plant (AP) – 951th Edition

Angry residents forced from their homes near Japan's tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant take seat as they meet officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator, at its headquarters in Tokyo Wednesday, April 13, 2011. About 20 small business owners from communities near the plant demanded compensation as the company's president pledged to do more to help those affected by the crisis. The banner reads: TEPCO that disgraced Fukushima should compensate us all.' (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)AP – The operator of Japan’s tsunami-flooded nuclear power complex was seeking ways Thursday to pull damaged spent fuel rods out of a storage pool at one of its reactors, citing surging radiation and elevated temperatures as worrisome signs.

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