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Are US Nuclear Power Plants Safe?

Exhaust plumes from cooling towers
Exhaust plumes from cooling towers

Japan faced potential catastrophe on Tuesday after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating towards Tokyo, prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies.

Do you think something similar could happen at a United States nuclear power plant? Are US plants safe?

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