A second hydrogen explosion rocked a crippled Japanese nuclear reactor Monday, spewing a giant cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers, officials said.

The blast was so large it could be felt 25 miles away.

The plant’s operator, however, insisted that radiation levels around the facility remained within legal limits.



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  1. #1 MattusMaximus
    March 14, 2011

    Greg, I thought you were a more rational blogger than this; you are inadvertently feeding into the hysteria around this situation with the Fukushima nuclear plants by referencing shoddy media reporting. I suggest you and others here take a look at my blog post on the matter:

    Know Nukes: The Japanese Earthquake & Anti-Nuclear Hysteria

    Please take some time to read up on information regarding the Fukushima incident from reputable sources that understand the nuclear physics & engineering involved. Otherwise, you are merely feeding the hysteria.

  2. #2 Shena
    March 15, 2011

    Nuclear Power plants boon or curse?

  3. Please donate if you can to help out families in Japan

  4. #4 daedalus2u
    March 15, 2011

    Matt’s site #1 is good. It is accurate and it cites other accurate sources.

  5. #5 Enoch
    March 15, 2011

    I do not understand the objective of warning people to stop talking about Chernobyl when no one has yet done so. This is not a good time to be erecting straw men and sock puppets.

  6. #6 Jason Thibeault
    March 15, 2011

    Merely pointing to a video showing the explosion is not feeding hysteria. And merely suggesting that the risk analysis of nuclear power is drastically undercautious is not being anti-nuke.

    Greg’s mentioned elsewhere that there appears to be a pro-nuke crowd that’s downplaying everything that’s happening, and no matter how accurate or measured anyone’s response is, no matter how technically knowledgeable they happen to be, if they come out against nuclear power, they’re obviously fearmongerers and luddites.

    To them I say, get fucked.

  7. #7 Stephanie Z
    March 15, 2011

    Enoch, at least one French nuclear official is now talking about Chernobyl: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/15/japan.nuclear/?hpt=T2#

    Be aware that this is a rating of the severity of the failure, not a measure of danger to the population. That’s still unknown.

  8. #8 kolin
    March 17, 2011

    The nuclear reactor situation does not seem to be improving. Hope it will soon. They are now teaching kids in Japan about the situation through this cartoon

  9. #9 ernie
    April 5, 2011

    In the mid 1990’s the Japanese govt made a cartoon saying Plutonium was safe!!! Talk about brainwashing propaganda!!