Radioactive Releases in Japan Could Last Months, Experts Say
As the scale of Japan’s nuclear crisis begins to come to light, experts in Japan and the United States say the country is now facing a cascade of accumulating problems that suggest that radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks or even months.
The emergency flooding of stricken reactors with seawater and the resulting steam releases are a desperate step intended to avoid a much bigger problem: a full meltdown of the nuclear cores in reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more at nytimes.com.
Japan Radiation Unlikely to Reach U.S., Say Officials
Radiation from nuclear plants damaged in Japan’s earthquake is unlikely to reach US territory in harmful amounts, US nuclear officials say.
“Given the thousands of miles between the two countries, Hawaii, Alaska, the US Territories and the US west coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity,” the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said in a statement. Read more at theaustralian.com/au.
U.S. Pulls Ships, Aircraft From Japan Nuke Plant
The U.S. Seventh Fleet said Monday it had moved its ships and aircraft away from a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant after discovering low-level radioactive contamination.Read more at ap.stripes.com.
Reeling From Earthquake & Tsunami, Japan Facing Crises at Three Nuclear Plants and Yet Another Quake
Scientists struggled to avert or contain meltdowns at three nuclear plants on Sunday as Japan reeled from an epic triple disaster that killed thousands. Read more at nydailynews.com.
March 08, 2011 – Congressman Ron Paul joins Neil Cavuto to discuss a variety of topics ranging from intervention in Libya, to personal comments from a Federal Reserve official, to the budget battle in Washington DC.
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Barbour contrasts himself with Obama on economy
Previewing a presidential campaign pitch, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is blaming President Barack Obama for the sluggish recovery and accusing him of enacting a series of policies that “created economic uncertainty or…
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