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On the Brink of Meltdown: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant


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On the Brink of Meltdown: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Robert Alvarez

In the aftermath of the largest earthquake to occur in Japan in recorded history, 5,800 residents living within five miles of six reactors at the Fukushima nuclear station have been advised to evacuate and people living within 15 miles of the plant are advised to remain indoors.<img alt="" border="0" class="image-right" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/nuclear_japan_0.jpg" style="width: 325px; height: 228px;" title="This October 2008 photo shows the Fukushima No. 1 power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co.