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Radiation scare leaves Tokyo short of bottled water

Many shops in Japan's capital ran out of bottled water on Thursday after a warning of radiation danger for babies from a damaged nuclear plant where engineers are battling the world's worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl.Full story

Radiation leaves Tokyo water tapped out

  Rising radiation levels in Tokyo's drinking water prompted the Japanese government on Wednesday to urge parents to buy bottled water for their young ones. NBC Chief Science Correspondent Robert Bazell reports.

Police: $4M stash in bottled water cache in truck

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers say they have seized more than $4 million in cash in duct-taped bundles hidden in cases of bottled water in a tractor-trailer, prompting the arrests of two California men. Full story

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