Japan's nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater.
A barrier built to contain the water has already been breached, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority warned.
I realize now how much the extreme rhetorical response to Chernobyl was largely due to the fact that it was those stupid evil Russkies who were responsible. I remember regular detailed news reports about estimates of the health consequences of that event. With Fukushima, not so much.