As if Japan hasn't had enough to deal with - a megaquake, a devastating tsunami, some pessimists are now anxiously keeping tabs on the situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Facility, and are sincerely hoping that it won't develop into a full on nuclear explosion.
Scientists have reported that there have been difficulties in cooling the radioactive core at the Number One Reactor following an explosion, and relate that desperate attempts are being made to cool the core by pumping in millions of gallons of sea water.
The pessemists don't think it'll work and are currently glued to rolling news channels around the world, awaiting another Chernobyl - or even worse.
"It looks pretty bad to me," said a man named Morbid Gloomy. "If you ask me, it could blow at any second, or even meltdown, giving us a China Syndrome scenario - where the core melts and burns right through the earth's crust. Who knows? If that happens, the world could just blow up and we'll all be finished. Game over."
"I don't expect it will come to that," Professor Bernard Levelhead, a scientist, announced. "It's bad enough as it is, without people expecting even worse. As tragic as this event may be, it's all a part of the earth's regular cycle. Mind you - I was a bit perturbed myself when I learned that Sky News have sent Anna Botting out there. That bloody woman - seems like trouble follows her around."