December 19, 2011

Indian Point: The Next Fukushima?

Victor Gilinsky, New York Times

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NINE months after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and set off the world’s worst radiation crisis since Chernobyl, the Japanese government finally announced on Friday that the plant’s reactors had been stabilized. . .

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