Talk:Earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant triggers evacuation

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Reliable sources for coverage of the nuclear power plants' problemsEdit

Wikinews editors may be interested in the discussion of the reliability of different sources at w:en:Talk:Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. There are also links there to what are probably some of the more reliable information sources.

At this point, most of more reliable publicly available information is ultimately coming from the Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission (via the IAEA) and/or Tokyo Electric Power Company -- in other words, from engineers at the plant. That's still sparse and, perhaps due to translation issues, sometimes ambiguous. Beyond these primary sources, the mainstream media is having difficulty understanding the technical issues, introducing further confusion. Finally, in some cases, the press is "filling in the blanks" in their coverage with commentary by various pundits that ranges from "this is no big deal" to "it's the Apocalypse"; regardless of the "experts'" academic or professional credentials, such material is just speculation until further hard facts come out of the plants on which to base assessments.--A. B. (talk) 04:39, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for this head's up, A. B.! - Amgine | t 04:54, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

follow-up articleEdit

A follow-up article seems to be in order, to cover the explosion. (talk) 10:12, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Someone started one at Explosion at earthquake damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. (talk) 13:07, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
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