Fukushima Nuclear Plant – Tracking and Digesting Information

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The situation at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been changing rapidly and growing increasingly complex since the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11. Problems began that day, and each day has brought new, unsettling developments. Growing concerns about radiation add to the overwhelming chain of disasters Japan has struggled with since the 9.0-magnitude quake. The news media has covered this 24/7 and almost everyone has an opinion as to the severity of the situation. Many websites are tracking the status of 6 reactors there. Traces of radiation are turning up well beyond the leaking Fukushima Dai-ichi plant after cooling systems to its six reactors were knocked out by the massive quake and tsunami. Radiation has seeped into the food supply, with spinach and milk from as far as 75 miles showing levels of iodine in excess of safety limits, although officials said they posed no immediate health hazard.

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