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Nuclear emergency, two more

explosions rock a Japanese reactsor,

with growing fears of a meltdown.

Horrifying images of the disaster

emerges as the death toll climbs. A

nation crippled, now the economic

shockwaves are felt around the

world. Plus, the moment a bullying

victim could take no more. The

shocking video from inside a Sydney

school. Good evening, Japan is

descrending into a nuclear

nightmare, the damaged Fukushima

reactor has suffered another two

explosions sending it closer than

ever to total meltdown. Radiation

has reached Tokyo, and tonight we

have reporters covering every

aspect of this unfolding crisis.

First, to Damian Ryan, who has been

closest to Fukushima. Are we now

talking about a full-scale nuclear

catastrophe? Well, I think we are.

People are certainly on the move.

This afternoon we actually pulled

back to Tokyo as international

media outlets were vi'ed to get out.

It's because we -- advised to get

out. It's because the core of a reactor was penetrated in an

explosion. It's a dramatic setback,

which has exposed the people of

Japan to a real threat of radiation.

Despite all their efforts the

Japanese authorities are losing the

battle to prevent a nuclear

calamity. The Fukushima No.1 plant

has been cipleed, four -- crippled,

four blasts in as many days, this

morning a fire in the Unit 4

reactor prompted a hydrogen

explosion, followed by a blast in

the Unit 2 reactor, the Japanese

Prime Minister went on national

television to warn of the

development. TRANSLATION: Radiation

has spread from the reactors, and

reading of the levels seems high.

Now we are talking about levels

that can impact a human health.

Today's set back forced the

authorities to increase the 20km

exclusion zone around the plant to

30km. If residents can't escape,

they've been ordered to stay

indoors. TRANSLATION: Although this

is an incident of great concern, I

request that you act very calmly.

At Fukushima airport there was a

dash to leave the area by plane.

The only other option is by road,

but for many that is impossible.

There simply is no fuel. While a

nuclear disaster looms, there's

still the ongoing threat of another

big earthquake. The aftershocks

continue to rattle a community

without power, food and water. It's

about 4 degrees, so it's very cold

and these people have been queueing

(SIREN SOUNDS) here for... ..that was a tremor.

You can sense the feeling there.

While we are here, we are queueing

for water. We have plastic bags,

buckets, and in the middle of it

there's this threat of another

aftershock, that was a decent

tremor, you can tell, look at their

faces. That's their life at the

moment. It did not stop them in

their mission to get just a tiny

amount of a basic necessity. 2

litre. Not much. No much. No much.

No much. Driving away from the

danger zone we saw emergency buses

moving in to help those left

stranded. They are all empty. For

some it was too late. Medical staff

continue their screening for

radiation levels. A check of this

woman confirmed she's been exposed.

And has been put in isolation. The

authorities have begun distributing

iodine to an expected 200,000

people. It may be their only

protection from an invisible and

deadly cloud. Near Fukushima Japan,

Damian Ryan, Nine News. Joining me

now is Professor Richard Bronoski,

a nuclear expert at the Sydney

University, give us some

perspective on how dire the

situation is. I'd put it on a scale

from 1 to 10 of about seven, but

increasing from that. When we

compare this with Chernobyl, the

Chernobyl had one reactor, and

Chernobyl was in an area that does

not have nearly the population

density that Tokyo - that this area

does in the north-eastern part of

the State. We are talking Tokyo,

they are getting radiation levels

there, what does that mean? That

means the cloud is spreading. I

thought it would spread north, in

fact, it seams to be coming south.

The vagaries of the weather.

There's rain, that is bringing the

radio activity with it, and, yes,

we are beginning to see the

precursor of radiation in Tokyo.

What then is the danger to the rest

of the world? You can't say the

rest of the world. This is mainly

confined to the Northern Hemisphere.

I think China, the Korean Peninsula

are in immediate danger, beyond

that the prevailing winds could

take the cloud over the Elutions,

west coast to North America and

down the west coast to the United

States and Canada. Driven by

weather, let me throw Australia

into the mix, I don't want to be

alarmist, but we need to ask the

question? The first thing we say

about Australia is it's the

Australian uranium that is probably

in the reactor, having said that, I

don't think we are in danger. This

is a Northern Hemisphere thing, we

have to wait to see how bad it

becomes, if it's a meltdown of four

reactors, compared to one at

Chernobyl, and one at Three Mile

Island, it's a dangerous situation.

Thank you Professor, for your time

Thank you will. Apocko lip tick

images of destruction of emerging

from Japan's north-easter coastline,

tens of thousands missing, whole

towns wiped out and a landscape

unrecognisable. This is the town of

Minami Sanriku, for centuries the

sea was its lifeblood until now.

This is new footage of the once

thriving fishing village as it was

washed off the map. In the

foreground people who found higher

ground screaming in horror at what

was happening in front of them. It

was once home to 17,000 people.

Four days on, two-thirds of the

locals are missing. Australian

rescue teams are heading there to

assist in the emerging health

crisis. Essentially, these

communical diseases, contaminated

water and food, and requirements to

move people to an area where

they'll have shelter and warpltdz.

Some 2,000 bod -- warpltsz. So far

2,000 bod wris have washed up on

the shores -- bodies have washed up

on the shores. Search teams have

run out of body bags. This is Iwate

province, another demonstration of

the tsunami's awesome, deadly power.

Authorities insist this is still a

rescue mission, but moments of joy

like this, a young girl found after

three days are rare. On a bridge in

Iwanuma, a mother searches for her

99-year-old mother, after two days

scouring evacuation camps she

returns to her mother's home, but

it's no longer there. The photo and

muddyed curtains look familiar, she

can't be sure. TRANSLATION: Without

the houses here, I don't recognise

anything at all. The search made

harder with much of the town still

under water. Not far from there the

ravaged port of Sendai, the most

important harbour in the north-east.

Today the grisly task of searching

hundreds of cars pummelled by

Friday's freak waves. In this area

around Sendai, more than 250,000

people are displaced and living in

emergency accommodation. These

people, who are lucky enough to

have a roof over their heads are

having to endure hardships, there

are long queues for petrol and food,

people waiting up to three hours.

For thousands more, basic shelter

is a luxury. And Mark Burrows joins

us on the phone now as he and his

team make a retreat from the

radiation danger zone. Are locals

also getting out? Peter, in a word

- I don't think they are. Even if

they wanted to, I don't think they

could. The problem here is fuel.

There's hardly any petrol or diesel

in the area around Sendai. It's

being rationed to 10 litres. We

were lucky we had a diesel van with

just enough to get us across the

mountains and we were able to re

fuel. We are 100km from the nuclear

danger zone and well and truly away

from any danger. We are lucky we

got away. Locals will have to baton

down. They can't get out. No-one

can travel a long distance because

of the fuel problem. Goes without

saying, look after yourselves and

the team of course. There's a

growing sense that Japan is losing

control of the situation, the once

calm capital is in a state of panic

as thousands try to leave. Others

scramble for supplies that are fast

running out. A dash for supplies.

The usually reserved people of

Tokyo squabbling over food,

scrambling for vegetables, clearing

shelves in moments. They queues for

hours, fearing the city may be kud

off. At a chemist -- cut off. At a

chemist the line stretched around

the corner, paling in demand for

queues searching for fuel. Many

locals are fleeing by car. Even

that is near impossible. Roads

north are closed. The capital's

sophisticated freeway system jammed.

We have come across another long

line of trucks waiting to get fuel.

This is at the crux of the panic in

Tokyo. There are more than 12

million in the city relying on

trucks like these to bring in

supplies. I have maybe one bottle

of water left. I have dry food, but

the shops are out of water.

Australian teacher Leah Bushell is

trapped in the remote village of

Kitikama. 140km north of Sendai,

where there's no food, no fuel, no

escape. Those who can are getting

out of Japan as fast as possible.

At Haneda Airport we found this

group of Aussies heading home after

their snowboarding trip turned into

the holiday from hell. We were

thinking of cutting it short. We

had a couple of days left. We hung

in there. It was frightening.

Tourism here is already starting to

suffer. Tokyo Disney, once the

hepiest place on Earth, left

cracked and broken. Caught on home

video, there's chaos, children

crying as terrified tourists

dropped to the ground. A moment in

time when everything changed.

The escalating disaster sent

Japan's stock market into a

nosedive, to finance editor Ross

Greenwood, there's a massive sell-

off in Tokyo, what does that mean

for the rest of the world. It Means

it's not only potentially a nuclear

catastrophe, but an economic one as

well as. The Japanese stock market

down 14% today. There'll be massive

disruptions in a range of markets

affecting Australia, in cars,

commodities as well. It's been felt

on the Australian stock market. We

mentioned already Australian uranium. mentioned already Australian

uranium. Those shares down by 14

and 17% just today. We turn to our

own market, it's at six month low,

the All Ords down by 100 points,

the Australian dollar is also lower

today, and right now buying 99.7 2u.

S cent. Ross Greenwood, thanks for

that. We'll have more on the

developing crisis shortly. In the

news ahead. A moment a young

bullying victim hit back. Plus, how

a 16th birthday party went viral on

Facebook. And drivers at risk while

your bus service may be affected.

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A young bullying victim hit back,

but his moment of revenge came at a

price. Despite being the victim the

teenager was suspended from his

school in Sydney's west along with

his tormentor. It was a disturbing

brawl filmed from start to end. A

teenage bully punching another

student squarely in the face. He

doesn't dare to defend himself.

Keep recording, who is in the

background. It's shocking enough.

Then snap. The bigger boy slamming

his tormentor on to the concrete.

Both students were suspended by

Chifley College, teaching staff

sure it was the end of it. Before

they knew it, footage of the attack

went viral, overnight a bullying

victim who stood up for himself

became an online hero, child

psychologists are alarmed.

Increasing the awareness of

bullying is a good thing. Having

images of other children bullyed

other kids on line is probably

going to have a negative impact.

The mother of the boy originally

set upon was too distressed to talk

on camera today. She knew the video

had been posted on the Internet,

she had no idea, says a friend,

that it would receive worldwide

attention. She's now worried about

her son's welfare. And spare a

thought for 82-year-old Dick, who

is battling cancer, the Mount

Druitt local shares the same

surname as the aggressor and has

been harassed all day. I've had 45

phone calls this morning, from

overseas, someone's wasting their

money. A teenager's plans for her

16th birthday sparaled out of

control after a party invitation

went viral on Facebook. More than

200,000 people said they'd attend

the bash at her home in Chatswood.

Now what should have been a happy

celebration has instead been

cancelled. She has all the friends

in the world, but today didn't want

to show her face. The teenager made

the invite to her 16th birthday

party public on Facebook, and

suddenly the RSVPs came flooding in.

In the past 24 hours, more than

200,000 people applyed "We're

coming". Neighbours couldn't

believe it. Absolutely terrified

about what is going to happen. Her

School mates couldn't either.

Everywhere is a little shocked. I

think she just wanted a good time

with her year. A web chat group

called Anonymous hijacked the

invite, sending it spiralling

worldwide. Their motives are

unknown, a practical joke is viral.

The teenager's dad claimed his

daughter didn't know how to use the

privacy settings and cancelled the

party. Stupid, it's on line, make

it open house, all your fault. It's

a silly thing to do. Her school

principal is sure she's learnt her

lesson. We have a naive child. We

need to have them understand there

are reper cushions. Police say

they'll be her ready to turn people

away, but it seems this party is

only just beginning. We are from

Penrith, we are still going to come

and party even if it is cancelled.

Bus drivers voted to boycott routes

in four suburbs after a violent

robbery. A driver in Whalan had a

machete held to his throat, the

third driver to be attacked in a

fortnight. If it's not bottles or

rocks, it's aifies ig am assault.

This is probably one -- physical

assault. This is the worst in my

memory. Routes in Lethbridge Park,

Tregar, Willmott and Emerton will

be affected. Ken is next with the

sport, and the Panthers and the

Eels gear up for a local derby. Yes,

the Eels with a great start. Can

the Panthers get it together. And

is Timamu Tahu ready to sign on.

And Benji Marshall's flash of brilliance, into the good

The Panthers will announce that

they have sealed a contract with

former Eels and Blues centre Timamu

Tahu, while Timamu Tahu hasn't been

named in the team to take on

Parramatta, Penrith players are

looking forward to his arrival.

There was so much talk at the

Panthers today. On the field it was

about turning around a Pittiful

effort against the Knights. Off it

the speculation about Timamu Tahu

joiption the club was rampant. --

joining the club was ram permanent.

Everyone has heard the news. For

now Matthew Elliott is working with

the 17 named to take on Parramatta.

If Timamu Tahu signs with Penrith

this week, there could be changes,

and his former team-mates say

they'd rush Timamu Tahu straight

into their team. He's played Test

football, origin, he's played

enough Rugby League to know what

he's doing, he's a capable first

grader. I'd have him in my team,

definitely. The Bulldogs shortened

in premiership betting after

beating the Tigers, and their new

recruit had a massive say in that.

Frank Pritchard was one to put his

mark on last night's 24-14 win,

even if he was confused about his

job. I don't know what my role is

at the moment. Get out there and do

my job. Right. One worry for the

Bulldogs is Josh Morris, he is

facing up to a month on the

sidelines with a knee injury. Poor

Benji Marshall tried to step up for

the Tigers after his issues away

from the game. At the end of the

day you don't win the comp in Round

1. We have a short turn around,

we'll have to back up. The Sydney

Swans insist they have what it

takes to be a contender for the AFL

premiership, launching the season

by throwing open the doors of their

inner sanctum at the SCG, taking

cameras through their match day

routine. They'll do it for real

Sunday week against Melbourne.

Everyone has come back fit and

ready to go, and a real desire to

want to improve on last year.

Brisbane Roar's A-League champions

were given a rock star reception as

they were paraded through the city.

The players looked the part, as

they showed off their trophy

collection. Judging by the dance

moves, you get the feeling the

party has only just begun. A

significant day, 500 days to the

London Olympics. It will be here

before you know it. I hope so. More

on the crisis in Japan shortly,

first Natalie back tonight, and

weather-wise, cool and cloudy

across the city. It's lovely to be

back. The sun made an appearance, not for long,

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Before we go, we have breaking news,

a quake measuring 4poi0 struck 70km

south-east of Cairns. -- 4poi0

struck 70km south-east of kairps.

Damian Ryan is on the phone, --

Cairns, Damian Ryan, this is an

international emergency, They need

the world's help, after today

seeing two reactors exploding. They

have lost control of the situation.

The people of Japan digesting the

Prime Minister's announcement of

high risks of radiation. Officials

say radiation levels have been

recorded in the capital, not at a

level dangerous to humans,

thankfully, but there's a forecast

of rain, which could carry toxic

radiation particles, and the fear

of explosions and earthquakes.

Let's go to the weather, with Natalie.

It was a fine start to the day. We

saw isolated storms west of the

ranges, moving in a north-easterly

draction, bringing 15mm of rain. ranges, moving in a north-easterly draction, bringing 15mm of rain.

Dry on of the coast, mild in the city.

On the satellite, a trough moving

across the state will bring a

south-easterly change triggering

showers, around the country, a

shower in Brisbane, rain clearing

in Melbourne. A cool gusty change

on the way for us tomorrow. Isolated showers.

A cool gusty change on the way

tomorrow morning. We'll be ready

for it. That is Nine News for this

Tuesday, I'm Peter Overton, I hope

you have a good evening from us all. Goodnight.

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