09 March 2012
Vol 335, Issue 6073

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COVER Cooling pool containing a plutonium-uranium mixed-oxide fuel rod at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station, Japan, in August 2010. A tsunami on 11 March 2011 damaged three of the station's reactors, prompting reassessment of Japan's reliance on nuclear power and its approach to disaster preparedness. See the Review by Burns et al. (page 1184), as well as the related Editorial (page 1147) and News story (page 1164). Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images