PBS Newshour: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Continues to Unfold

February 28, 2014

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The site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan remains a post-apocalyptic landscape of abandoned towns, frozen in time. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien got a rare tour inside the plant, where three nuclear reactors melted down after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, to learn more about the long-term solutions for stemming the radioactive contamination.

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43 Responses to “PBS Newshour: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Continues to Unfold”


  1. Thanks, Peter. This was a fair and fascinating tour.


  2. The probabilities of early occurrence of heart disease, diabetes mellitus, arthritis, asthma or severe allergies — all resulting in a prolonged state of ill health — are never mentioned. Most people are unaware of the fact that ionising radiation can cause spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, infant deaths, asthmas, severe allergies, depressed immune systems (with greater risk of bacterial and viral infections), leukaemia, solid tumours, birth defects, or mental and physical retardation in children.
    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/NRBE/NRadBioEffects.html


  3. This should cheer everyone up. Don’t worry, be happy. After all, the NRC is on the job.
    “In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, according to thousands of internal emails reviewed by NBC News.”
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/fukushima-anniversary/u-s-nuclear-agency-hid-concerns-hailed-safety-record-fukushima-n48561


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