The situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi facility is prompting many comparisons to the two prior crises that have become cultural touchstones for what can go wrong at a nuclear power plant: Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.See how the disasters compare. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio.
A second explosion occurred Monday at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, and officials say three reactors at the plant are now having cooling problems in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.The latest blast blew the roof off a structure built around the reactor but di
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