United States government engineers sent to help with the crisis in Japan are warning that the troubled nuclear plant there is facing a wide array of fresh thhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifreats that could persist indefinitely, and that in some cases are expected to increase as a result of the very measures being taken to keep the plant stable, according to a confidential assessment prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
BBC News adds:
In another development, government sources said that a plan to cover the damaged reactor buildings with special metal sheets could not be carried out until September at the earliest due to high-level radioactivity hampering work at the site.
Nuclear is horrible for everyone.
Again, this is a horrible tragedy. Surprised that the ambulance chasing Confluence isn't live blogging it.
Okay. If you need a pick me up from the awful news, do what I did. Pull up iTunes and go to radio and pick an oldies station at random. There have been some solid tracks. Elton John, the Eagles and, right now, Donna Summer. Oh, Rolling Stones!!! "Paint It Black."
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Tuesday: