After being hit by a 9.0 scale earthquake, a nuclear facility was near a meltdown. This could be tragic if the plant were to cause a melt down. The Japanese government has been trying hard to keep this building from overheating by dumping water from the Pacific Ocean into the nuclear reactor. This is to keep the reactor from spewing out radiation like a snowstorm.
The country of Japan has already evacuated over 200,000 people out of the area to avoid radiation exposure. This all could have been avoided if the power companies weren't so hidden about their process. Because of their secrecy, leaks of radioactive steam and workers contaminated with radiation are cataloged accidents that have occurred over the years and been belatedly reported to the public, if at all, reports the Associated Press.
Now just to think a little bit. What if this had happened in Illinois? We currently have six nuclear reactors in Illinois alone. Do you believe that having nuclear reactors in the United States is worth any concern?