As this story was being written, reports from Japan suggest that a full meltdown of the nuclear cores in two reactors at the country’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station may not be averted. Japanese officials have already acknowledged a “partial” melting of the two cores. Speculation that there will be a “Tchernobyl-type” catastrophe is fast growing.
Top global producers of uranium include Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. See
Among the top ten banks funding nuclear power are Barclays, RBS and HSBC. See
For updates on Japan’s Nuclear Crisis, see:
Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima plant highly likely
Japan’s chief government spokesman Yukio Edano said that a meltdown was “highly likely” at three of the plant’s nuclear reactors on the country’s shattered northeastern coast, the Kyodo news agency reported. See
Uranium shares fall as Japan battles meltdown
Behind the Hydrogen Explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant
What will spark the next Fukushima? An untrustworthy nuclear industry, incompetently regulated, is leading the world into greater and greater danger