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“If I’m not back in two weeks let my parents know,” told one Japanese worker to a friend as he went off to tackle the nuclear reactors after the earthquake severely damaged them. The workers face deadly challenges with little but trash bags on their feet to protect them. Read this worker’s account of his duties here. Below is an image of the new leak in the nuclear plant where radioactive water spills into the ocean.
Still in the realm of disasters, BP is set to begin offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by this summer even as its company might be liable to manslaughter charges for those who died on the rig last year when faulty safety measures went awry. Read the article here
This week could see a US government shutdown if Republicans and Democrats cannot come to an agreement on the budget. Read the article here
Democrat Chuck Schumer says “If you just cut from domestic discretionary you’ll have to cut things like helping students go to college, you’ll have to cut scientific research, including cancer research…”
Reoublican Bill Huizenga from Michigan says “What we can’t lose sight of is where this fits in the big picture, not every skirmish is the war. You have to figure out how do you go win the war.”