Japan Fears Nuclear Meltdown; Issues State of Emergency

Officials in Japan have issued a state of emergency as the nuclear power plants fear a meltdown. After some reactors automatically shut down following the earthquakes, temperatures began to rise causing concern. At one, radiation levels inside were 1000 times higher than normal.

This has brought some to fear a nuclear meltdown, which would totally devastate the area surrounding the reactors. Japanese officials have asked those within a 10-kilometer radius to evacuate. However, as some say that a meltdown is very unlikely others are reminded of Chernobyl and the lasting effects from it.

Japan Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Photo: AFP An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, run by Tokyo Electric Power, March 12, 2011

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