Japan nuclear accident “worst in 25 years”


Efforts to avert nuclear meltdown at the plant continue, and water cannons are now being used to spray the at-risk reactors. The potential impacts of released radiation remains highly uncertain. Dr Gordon Woo, catastrophist at RMS, said: "This is the first very serious nuclear accident caused by an external hazard, including earthquake, volcanic eruption, tornado or terrorism," "An earthquake-induced accident occurred at a Japanese nuclear plant in July 2007, but the plant managed to shut dow