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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The nuclear threat - Japan tsunami 2011

RT - The situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan worsens as a second explosion is reported. At least seven were missing with several others hurt after the blast. Meanwhile crews were fighting to cool down the overheated radioactive fuel rods at the plant to avert a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. At one point today, radiation levels were said to be 4000 times above recommended levels

Additional Information:

  • Q&A on the BBC News website about the health impact of radiation poisoning can be found here
  • The fear people have of nuclear power is outlined here
  • Animated guide to the nuclear threat in Japan here
For more in depth reports and analysis, I recommend you visit the BBC News Special Report pages on the Earthquake and tsunami 

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