Japan on Edge After Explosion at Nuclear Plant (Update)

An explosion at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant approximately 160 miles north of Tokyo has the world on edge this morning.

News reports range from fears of a meltdown to fears of another Chernobyl being expressed as a possible “worst-case scenario.”

An expert appearing on Fox News Channel this morning said the earthquake in Japan — now said to measure magnitude 9.1 — has resulted in the second-worst nuclear disaster in history, second only to the disaster in the Ukraine that caused 14,000 residents to flee and abandon the city of Chernobyl.

Stay tuned!

UPDATE 3/12/11 at 8:40 a.m. Central: Kyodo News Service reports that the reported explosion at the nuclear power plant did not occur at the reactor.

UPDATE 3/12/11 at 6:40 a.m. Central: The Wall Street Journal video below shows devastation in northeast Japan.

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A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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