Briefing on Nuclear Disaster in Japan

You may be looking for useful information about the ongoing nuclear emergency at Japan’s Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. Here are some answers to common questions about the situation - along with useful links. Please feel free to share this information online or in conversations.

Where to start?

Washington Post: Interactive timeline of the emergency
New York Times: How a reactor shuts down and what happens in a meltdown 
BBC: Japan nuclear alert at Fukushima - Q&A
BBC: What went wrong?
Reuters: Live coverage of the earthquake aftermath
All Things Nuclear: Reactor cooling explained

Fukushima nuclear crisis

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Please see our main Fukushima nuclear crisis page for regular updates, and you should follow us on Twitter for breaking news.


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