More than 2,500 contract workers, lured by the promise of guaranteed work during an economic downturn, brave dangerously high radiation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
The earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Japanese coast and triggered a nuclear crisis raised major questions surrounding the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors. Gwen Ifill discusses new safety regulations issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with its head, Gregory…
Three months after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Plant in Japan, a new report puts the amount of radiation released at more than double earlier estimates. Judy Woodruff discusses the report's findings with James…
On March 11, Japan's northeastern shore was struck by a massive earthquake followed by a violent tsunami. Within days a third disaster was unfolding, a crisis at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power facility.
Radiation levels climb in area surrounding Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.
The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien travels to the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, which is approaching its 25th anniversary.
25 years after the Chernobyl disaster, how is the area coping? Miles O'Brien reports.
Japanese officials reported that radioactive water has spread beyond a damaged building at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and had contaminated the ground near the site. Jeffrey Brown talks to Columbia University's David Brenner and the Carnegie Endowment for International…
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Japanese officials warned Tokyo residents to avoid giving tap water to infants after tests revealed radiation levels exceeded safe limits. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the latest problem stemming from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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