Environment Breaking News: More Than 150 Dead in Flash Floods in Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Environment Breaking News: More Than 150 Dead in Flash Floods in Pakistan and Afghanistan

by Wochit 1:00 mins

Flash floods have left more than 160 people dead and stranded and even more without food or shelter in Pakistan and Afghanistan in one of South Asia's most destructive natural disasters of the year. An official from Japan's nuclear watchdog said that Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency" that the operator is struggling to contain. The head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force said that this contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, and is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge. The Nigerian village that suffered one of the world's worst recorded incidents of lead poisoning is now habitable and doctors can start treating more than 1,000 contaminated children.

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