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Japan Considered Evacuating Tokyo During Nuclear Crisis, Report Says | NYTimes.com

TOKYO — In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, even as they tried to play down the risks in public, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed on Monday. The investigation by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, ...

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Learn about the men who crashed the world in ‘Meltdown’ | Al Jazeera English

In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne. The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into ...

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David McNeill / Jake Adelstein: TEPCO’s Darkest Secret: The Fukushima Daiichi Reactors Were in Meltdown After the Earthquake, But Before the Tsunami Hit | CounterPunch

It is one of the mysteries of Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis: How much damage did the March 11 earthquake do to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors before the tsunami hit? The stakes are high: If the quake structurally compromised the plant and the safety of its nuclear fuel, then every other similar reactor in Japan will have to be reviewed and ...

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Meltdown, a film depicting imminent nuclear dangers 7 p.m., July 28, Hartford

The Progressive Coalition — WWUH, PACE & other co-sponsors — present Meltdown, a film depicting imminent nuclear dangers Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the University of Hartford, Auerbach Auditorium  — there is ample parking, lot B. 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT. Free to the public; donations encouraged. Also, important literature, announcements & tabling opportunities available. Come watch ...

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