While there's no doubt that the nuclear crisis in Fukushima back in 2011 could have been avoided, a recent discovery suggests that this week's extended blackout was entirely out of their hands. Instead, the loss of power lies in the diabolical paws of a now deceased, foresight-lacking rat.
Six days after the earthquake that rocked Japan and left thousands dead, the nation is now struggling to avert disaster at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Events have moved fast and risks are hard to assess.
Pausing for respite for a few hours, the "Fukushima 50," as they've become known, finally had a chance to catch their breath.
According to Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, they fear there has been a breach in the core vessel of nuclear reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi.