Rachel Maddow: What Is a Nuclear Meltdown?

In sober and confusing crises, it's good to have a little science geekery to help us understand precisely what's going on.

Luckily for us, Rachel Maddow offered a cogent, clear explanation yesterday of exactly what we talk about when we talk about nuclear meltdowns--with props in her studio.

What exactly is happening in Japan and what will it mean?

Watch below.

 

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at March 15, 2011, 4:26am

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