Worries about nuclear power are rippling across the world as Japan struggles to stave off a potential nuclear meltdown. Earlier in the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the temporary closure of some of the country’s nuclear plants.
There are billions of dollars of business that flow every day between the Midwest and Japan.As Japan tries to recover from the devastating natural disaster there, companies located in the Midwest are starting to assess how it will affect business here.Here, this report on how deep the economic ties
The chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says all the water is gone from one of the spent fuel pools at Japan's most troubled nuclear plant. This means there's nothing to stop the fuel rods from getting hotter and ultimately melting down.