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Highlights: The Impact of the Disaster in Japan

Here is a roundup of National Journal news, insight, and analysis on the impact of the disaster in Japan:

ANALYSTS CAUTION AGAINST PANIC: Stocks tumbled this morning before analysts rushed in to reassure investors that the Japanese disaster need not spell doom for the global recovery. Analysis by Jim Tankersley


NUCLEAR CUTS GET SECOND LOOK: Following Japan's disaster, should nuclear programs be spared the axe? By Tim Fernholz

WHITE HOUSE ON NUCLEAR ENERGY: In Tuesday's White House press briefing, press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama still supports the use of nuclear power as part of the U.S. energy strategy. By Rebecca Kaplan

TAXPAYER MELTDOWN? Experts estimate an American nuclear power-plant disaster similar to the one in Japan would leave taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars, and perhaps hundreds of billions. By Jim Tankersley


REMEMBERING THREE MILE ISLAND: Survivors of the worst U.S. reactor accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant aren't rattled by the Japanese predicament. By Alex Roarty

OUR ENERGY PROBLEM: A look at other energy sources shows no U.S. option comes without risk. By Julia Edwards

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