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BREAKING: Radiation Leaks After Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant
A large explosion has occurred at the Fukushima-Dalichi nuclear power plant in Japan, 03/12/11. (photo: AP)
Aidan Lewis, Victoria King, Peter Jackson and Joe Boyle, BBC News Live Coverage
BBC News reports, "A large explosion has occurred at the Fukushima-Daiichi - or Fukushima I - nuclear power plant in north- eastern Japan, close to the epicentre of Friday's earthquake. Officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant's reactors. Tens of thousands of people in the surrounding area have been urged to evacuate."

Keith Olbermann | And Good Night, American Nuclear Power
Keith Olbermann, FOK News Channel
Keith Olbermann writes, "This is not to minimize the horror or the suffering of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but for our purposes here the headline is a stark and inarguable one: Japanese Power Company Says It Has Lost Control Of Three Nuclear Plants. There is really very little else to say. The perfected, flawless, clean-operating, state-of-the-art, ideal future of energy has in 32 years given us Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and now the nightmare scenario of one company saying there is rising pressure at three of its nuclear facilities and it really doesn't have a damn thing it can do right now except tell everybody to run."

On the Brink of Meltdown: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Robert Alvarez, Institute for Policy Studies
Robert Alvarez writes, "The devastating Japanese quake and its outcome could generate a political tsunami here in the United States. For instance, it may become impossible for the owners of the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon reactors to extend their operating licenses. These two California reactors are sitting in high seismic risk zones near earthquake faults. Each is designed to withstand a quake as great as 7.5 on the Richter scale. According to many seismologists, the probability of a major earthquake in the California coastal zone in the foreseeable future is a near certainty. The US Geological Survey reports the largest registering 8.3 on the Richter scale devastated San Francisco in 1906."

PETITION: I Stand in Solidarity With the Workers of Wisconsin
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RSN Special Coverage: GOP's War on American Labor
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Some call it labor's swan song, others call it labor's wake-up call. Right now it's a grassfire spreading across the upper Midwest, and RSN is staying on it.

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