A Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman says it's inevitable that the company will have to shut down its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan.
Cars made by Japanese manufacturers will be in short supply at showrooms because of last month's earthquake and tsunami, AutoNation CEO says.
Environmental group said hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still eating food contaminated by radiation a quarter-century after the blast.
Workers used a milky bathwater dye as they frantically tried to trace the path of radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant.
Japan's car sales plunged nearly 40 percent in March as consumer confidence took a beating from the tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Automakers say they will resume limited production at several Japanese factories in early April, but full production depends on the flow of parts.
Company expects to restart some production in April and ramp up to full production in July; the plant should be back to full shipping capability in September.
Automaker said wrecked engine plant in Japan won't return to operations until June and it will take 'some time' before production runs at full capacity.
Japan's government vowed to overhaul nuclear safety standards once its reactor complex is under control, admitting that its safeguards were insufficient.
Automaker wants U.S. car dealers to stop ordering more than 200 replacement parts made in Japan because it's worried about running out of them.
Subaru of America is slowing production at its Lafayette plant because of a temporary auto parts shortage caused by Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The risk of a blackout leading to core damage, while extremely remote, exists at all U.S. nuclear power plants, and some are more susceptible than others.
Workers discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear complex as crews struggled to bring the plant back under control.
Halfway around the globe from Japan, engineers building a cutting-edge nuclear reactor along Finland's shores insist the same crisis couldn't happen here.
Automaker is planning to shut down its plant in Genk, Belgium, for five days starting April 4, in an effort to conserve auto parts in the wake of the earthquake.
About 20 monitors out of 124 nationwide were out of service earlier this week, including units in Harlingen, Texas and Buffalo, New York, EPA said.
In the weeks ahead, thousands of auto plant workers will likely be told to stay home, and automakers such as Toyota and Honda will lose billions.
Possible breach might be a crack or a hole in the stainless steel chamber of the reactor core or in the fuel pool that's lined with several feet of reinforced concrete.
Companies that operate U.S. nuclear power plants are not telling government about some equipment defects that could create safety risks, report says.
Automaker is considering moving some engine production from Japan to the U.S. because of earthquake damage to a Japanese plant.
Prime minister Naoto Kan says the situation at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant remains 'grave and serious.'
Three workers have been exposed to radioactive elements at Japan's tsunami-crippled plant, and two of them were injured and sent to the hospital for treatment.
World's biggest automaker said it expects to halt production at some of factories in North America due to shortages of parts from Japan.
Toyota said it will resume production of the Prius and two other hybrids while rival Honda has extended its Japan auto shutdown until early April.