Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rachel Maddow: Nuclear Plants Threatened by Earthquake

Yesterday a massive earthquake struck Japan (8.9 Richtor) and one of the effects was to trigger a nuclear emergency at a couple of Japan's nuclear power plants. There are fears of a nuclear meltdown because of the severe damage. To put this in perspective, this is worse than the Three Mile Island accident but has not yet reached the level of the Chernobyl accident.

This is Rachel Maddow's excellent report on the danger, including an interview of Union of Concerned Scientists Senior Scientist Edwin Lyman.

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