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Nayef Jaber March 16, 2011 Period 6 The article Radiation spikes add to nuclear peril in Japan was written on March 16, 2011 and can be found on The Los Angeles Times website. The article is about the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Yukio Edano, Japans Chief Cabinet Secretary. The article takes place in Japan, after the nuclear plants have suffered from overheating and explosions. This relates to what we are learning in class because, in WWII the atom bomb was created and the article is about the nuclear plants that exploded in Japan. The Emperor said that he doesn’t know how many people have died due to the explosion but he hopes that it will be resolved to save many lives. A second reactor has also ruptured spewing toxic chemicals into the environment. Residents within a 20 mile radius are trapped in doors to help stop the spread of radiation poisoning. Foreigners are fleeing the country in
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Unformatted text preview: huge numbers after the earthquake and nuclear material affected the Japanese nation. The countries stocks took a hit for two days after the explosion and are just beginning to stabilize. Rolling black outs and snow is making life difficult for residents not living in effected areas. The article is important because the development of the atomic bomb has affected every country. Every country has raced to build Nuclear Plants for use. Then when disaster strikes the countries are in trouble because of the plants that they raced to create, like when the nuclear plants are blowing up in Japan. No one expected, with all of the secutiy, that a nuclear plant will blow from a natural disaster. The aftermath of WWII still affects us today even though it has ended sixty-six years ago....
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