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Sun April 3, 2011
Asia

Blackouts A Hazard For Japanese Hospitals

Rolling blackouts have become everyday events throughout much of Japan in the weeks since a record earthquake and tsunami damaged a nuclear reactor complex in Fukushima Prefecture. The problem has been particularly acute for hospitals, though, as NPR's Jim Zarroli found after he visited a small hospital in the industrial city of Kawasaki, near Tokyo.