Thousands evacuated. This is reportedly the first potential exposure of the radioactive core to the environment. The Prime Minister of Japan has placed the stabilizing of the nuclear situation at a higher priority than search and rescue missions.
Not good. Not good at all.
- Eastern Japan Tsunami Report via Aljazeera (bradkerrgreen.com)
- Japan Nuclear Plant Explosion,Nuclear Plant Meltdown Fears Confirmed (socialdiets.wordpress.com)
- Explosion at Japanese nuke power plant (cbsnews.com)
- Japan: Radiation leak confirmed, meltdown fears, evacuation near nuclear plant widens (UPDATED) (boingboing.net)
- Japan earthquake and tsunami: Nuclear meltdown after explosion at vast power plant (dailymail.co.uk)