Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl (Chornobyl) nuclear disaster, when a nuclear meltdown of a power plant in the Ukraine forced 60,000 people from their homes and exposed extraorinarily high levels of radiation to hundreds of thousands more.
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.
There are fears of a third potential explosion at a nuclear plant in northeast Japan following Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Officials say the fuel rods in one reactor were fully exposed after it lost its ability to cool down.
The death toll in Japan's earthquake and tsunami could exceed 10,000 in one northeastern state alone, an official said Sunday, as National Broadcaster NHK reported that one nuclear plant suffered a partial meltdown.Meanwhile millions of survivors of the quake were left without drinking water, electr