China syndrome

China syndrome  {n.},  {informal}
From the title of the movie with Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon. The possibility that an industrial nuclear reactor might explode, literally affecting the other side of the planet (as if by eating a hole through the earth all the way to China.)
Antinuclear demonstrators are greatly worried about the China syndrome.
Categories: earth {informal} {n.}

'China syndrome' on video