The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reported an abnormality Friday following a powerful earthquake which hit a wide area in northeastern Japan including Fukushima Prefecture, the industry ministry said.
The system to cool reactor cores in case of emergency stopped at the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors of the plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co., it said.
Anyone mind explaining what this means? Is it as horrific as it sounds?
Because things aren’t already freaking scary, Business Insider threw this into the mix: “There are reports that the Japanese PM will declare a nuclear emergency.”