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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Nuclear Disaster Looms Large
Are Japan and the World on the brink of a nuclear disaster the likes we have not seen since Chernobyl? The likelihood of one of the 3 reactors the Fukushima nuclear facility going into mneltdown mode are increasing by the hour. Several explosions have been heard and seen and increased levels of radiation have also been measured in the area. And to make matters worse, Fukushima is only one of 3 nuclear plants in trouble after the massive earthquake and tsnumai which hit Japan on March 11th.
30. Damage after an earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, is seen in this satellite image taken 9:35 am local time (0035 GMT) on March 16, 2011. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout
31. A handout photo shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 (center) and no. 3 (L) in northern Japan March 15, 2011. Picture taken March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co./Handout