U.S. officials are alarmed at how the Japanese are handling the escalating nuclear reactor crisis and fear that if they do not get control of the plants within the next 24 to 48 hours they could have a situation that will be "deadly for decades."
"It would be hard to describe how alarming this is right now," one U.S. official told ABC News.
President Obama has been briefed by nuclear experts.
The Japanese have evacuated most of the reactor personnel from the Fukushima nuclear complex and are rotating teams of 50 workers through the facility in an attempt to cool it down.
In two days time, between the 15th and 16th, the DOW dropped over 400 points. As it stands, we have gone negative for the year now on the DOW index.
How long can this go on. Last year it was the oil rig in the gulf. This looks to be ten times that bad and worse from what I am seeing right now.