Local Professor Weighs In On Nuclear Crisis In Japan

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POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 4:13pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:25am

For the people of Japan who were almost crushed by an earthquake and then almost swept away by a tsunami, it doesn't seem as if it could possibly get any worse.
But with the news of a dangerous radiation threat, it has.
The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is complicated. Some researchers say its because certain information about the incident is missing... .

Dr. Mircea Chipara is no stranger to nuclear accidents. He's a Physical Science and Geology professor at UTPA.  He grew up in a small town just miles from Chernobyl. He says that at  this time, he can't rule out a nuclear explosion in Japan.

Dr. Chipara points out the power plant still stood after the earthquake but it was not at all prepared for what was to come.

Dr.Chipara hopes Japan can bounce back but most of all he  hopes it will  teach the world many lessons about nuclear energy.

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