The earthquake and tsunami forced Japan to shutter many of its car parts factories, causing a widening gap in the global supply chain. Some U.S. auto manufacturers may face factory shutdowns because of the slow down.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter Peter Coy reports that many of the nuclear plants in the United States are built with the same technology as Japan's damaged Fukushima plant. But, he reports, there are newer and safer technologies, too.
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