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