John Sullivan at ProPublica writes:
Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who has spent years pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission toward stricter enforcement of its safety rules, has called for a reassessment. Several U.S. reactors lie on or near fault lines, and Markey wants to beef up standards for new and existing plants.
“This disaster serves to highlight both the fragility of nuclear power plants and the potential consequences associated with a radiological release caused by earthquake related damage,” Markey wrote NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko in a March 11 letter .
From today’s NYT:
Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were captured by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and will be released Friday, his son, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, told Christiane Amanpour in an ABC News interview.
Newsweek offers brief sketches of a handful of the many journalists who have risked (and for some given) their lives to report the news. Above is one of them, Galima Bukharbaeva of Uzbekistan who “once barely escaped a bullet (it went through her backpack, piercing her notebook and press pass).”