Japanese reactor crisis information

Following the 8.9 magnitude Miyagiken-Oki earthquake of March 11, severe radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have added to the crisis in Japan.

"The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears - as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens," reports the UK Daily Mail on March 18.

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice member groups and allies are analyzing the situation and sharing information:

Nukewatch's John LaForge and Bonnie Urfer have placed the tragedy in the context of other nuclear accidents.

Physicians for Social Responsibility has an audio briefing on the health impacts of radiation leaks.

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which coordinates the Carbon Free, Nuclear Free campaign nationally, has a statement on the disaster and a fact sheet about radiation and human health.