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Meltdown Fears Growing

Two explosions in three days have rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. An endless stream of nuclear industry cronies has claimed there is really not much to worry about, but the money is doing the talking: Nuclear industry shares have already lost more than $1.5 billion in the market.

Now, a lot of that has to do with fears that perception on nuclear energy will drastically change as we're once again reminded of its outrageous dangers. It's time like these that people wake up to the fact that we humans are very good at fucking things up. And when we make a mistake around nuclear energy, the results can be scarier than even a monster earthquake.

Right now, people are breathing a sigh of relief because of which way the wind is blowing. Literally. The leaked radiation is going out toward the Pacific Ocean at the moment instead of toward the populous. The amount of radiation is still relatively low, according to Japanese authorities, because the containment structure has held. But the situation is extremely precarious.

And millions are without power (and water) in what is already an unfathomable disaster, with entire towns destroyed by the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami and thousands of bodies washing up in the tide. 

It's time to help if you are able and haven't already. Here are links to the Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres.


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Journalist Bob Norman has been raking the muck of South Florida for the past 25 years. His work has led to criminal cases against corrupt politicians, the ouster of bad judges from the bench, and has garnered dozens of state, regional, and national awards.
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