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Stories for March 13, 2011

Tease photo for Primer: Japan's Nuclear Crisis

Primer: Japan's Nuclear Crisis

March 13
NPR

Several nuclear reactors in Japan lost power after the magnitude 8.9 quake and tsunami – and electricity is needed to run the cooling systems that keep reactor cores from overheating.

Tease photo for San Onofre Plant Built To Withstand Quakes, Tsunamis

San Onofre Plant Built To Withstand Quakes, Tsunamis

March 13
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant is designed to withstand predicted earthquakes for the Southern California area. But not quakes like the one in Japan.