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No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water

 A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak. About 200 tons of water ended up flooding the basements beneath the complex, although the water didn’t have a pathway to reach

McCain Says Obama Gave ‘Green Light’ to Syria to Use Chemical Weapons

The Daily Beast – by Josh Rogin As the Obama administration considers striking the Syrian regime as soon as Thursday, President Obama and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey are coming under increased criticism for their handling of the ballooning crisis. Administration officials have told various news outlets that Obama is considering limited cruise-missile or bomber strikes