Edwin Lyman

Union of Concerned Scientists

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Senior staff scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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Seventy years ago, Japan became only nation ever hit with an atomic weapon. Four years ago, it suffered one of history's worst nuclear accidents.

Japan Set to Reactivate Nuclear Reactors Next Week

Seventy years ago, Japan became only nation ever hit with an atomic weapon. Four years ago, it suffered one of history's worst nuclear accidents.

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"Decommissioning" nuclear reactors means cleaning up all radioactivity and progressively dismantling the plant.

Japanese Consider Entombing Four Malfunctioning Reactors

"Decommissioning" nuclear reactors means cleaning up all radioactivity and progressively dismantling the plant.

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The death toll from today's massive  8.9 earthquake  and subsequent tsunami in Japan has already reached into the hundreds and is expected to rise.

The Big One Hits Japan

The death toll from today's massive 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan has already reached into the hundreds and is expected to rise.

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