Japan declares nuclear emergency

This isn’t good:

Japan has declared a nuclear power emergency after the cooling system failed at a nuclear power plant at Fukushima following the earthquake in the northeast. The area around the plant has been evacuated.

­There have been recent reports of a possible radiation leak at the power plant.

Radiation levels are rising at the Fukushima nuclear plant after a cooling system failed following the earthquake.

As of now, authorities say the reactor is not leaking radiation and there is no immediate danger to the public.

However, experts say there is a risk of a leak if the situation is not resolved in the next few hours.

Alarmingly, the situation bears striking similarities to the build up ahead of the worst nuclear disaster in history – at Chernobyl.

The piece goes on to paint a more positive picture.  Let’s hope and pray that comes true.

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