Harvey Wasserman: Japan’s Nuclear Crisis
March 16th, 2011
"This is beyond serious," Harvery Wasserman of NukeFree.org says of the situation surrounding Japan's damaged nuclear facilities. "If all four of those reactors go, the death toll will be in the millions."
Japan has been left reeling by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that has killed thousands. To make matters worse, numerous nuclear energy facilities in damaged in Japan are in danger of releasing deadly radiation. Experts are already claiming the situation is worse that the nuclear emergency of Three Mile Island and may get worse.
Wasserman says this type of situation could repeat itself on the west cost of the US if a similar massive earthquake were to hit. Unless these facilities are shut down, he says, it is only a matter of time before the west coast is put in a similar situation to that of Japan.