News for 2011-03-12

Saturday, March 12, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] CNN: Meltdown May Be Underway
6:23 PM EST TOKYO -- A meltdown may be under way at one of Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear power reactors in northern Japan, an official with Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told CNN Sunday. "There is a possibility, we see the possibility of a meltdown," said Toshihiro Bannai, director of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Experts: 'Chernobyl-Like' Crisis for Japan ‎
WASHINGTON - US nuclear experts warned Saturday that pumping sea water to cool a quake-hit Japanese nuclear reactor was an "act of desperation" that may foreshadow a Chernobyl-like disaster. Several experts, in a conference call with reporters, also predicted that regardless of the outcome at the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Huge Rally in Germany: 'Nuclear Power? No Thanks!'
BERLIN - An explosion at a Japanese nuclear power plant has given new fuel to a long-running dispute over the technology's future in Germany, where thousands on Saturday demonstrated against plans to extend the life of the country's nuclear power stations. Organizers said tens of thousands formed a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Besieged by Policy Challenges
WASHINGTON - Rarely, if ever, has a post-World War II U.S. president been beset by so many foreign policy challenges and uncertainties in one key geo-strategic region at the same time. While the civil war in Libya - and increasing pressures on Washington to intervene - is currently the greatest...
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[title] Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Aileen Mioko Smith of Green Action Japan shared this You Tube link of a Japanese news cast with Beyond Nuclear here in the US. It shows the atomic reactor explosion from various angles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMEV-_X5b_8 . It goes on for two minutes, showing the explosion over and over from...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Explosion, Radiation Leaks from Japan's Quake-Hit Nuclear Plant
FUKUSHIMA, Japan - Radiation leaked from Japan's earthquake-crippled nuclear plant on Saturday after a blast blew the roof off, and authorities prepared to distribute iodine to people in the vicinity to protect them from exposure. The government insisted radiation levels were low because although...
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