SENDAI-SHI, JAPAN - What’s next for Japan? Snow! Nuclear snow will be falling on this Japanese town tonight!
As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified and authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns – they now have a new threat: snow.
Forecasters predict heavy snowfall tonight in the area of the nuclear reactor.
More than 170,000 people have been evacuated after the quake in the tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears spread over possible radioactive contamination. And now the Japanese government may have to evacuate another 100,000 due to the coming snowstorm.
Meanwhile, muclear plant operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures down in a series of nuclear reactors – including one where officials feared a partial more meltdowns.
Some in Japan feel like this may be the Apocalypse.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said that the nuclear snow could trigger yet anothe rhydrogen explosion at Unit 3 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, the latest reactor to face a meltdown. That follows a blast the day before in the power plant’s Unit 1, and operators attempted to prevent a meltdown there by injecting sea water into it.
What more could go wrong in Japan?