Gretchen Gavett

First Post-Fukushima Safety Rules Approved by NRC
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission moved to adopt new safety regulations, eight months after the NRC's Fukushima task force issued its recommendations, and almost a year after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
March 2, 2012
The Cover-Up, Not the Crime, Brings Down James Murdoch
FRONTLINE's Lowell Bergman appeared on The Takeaway this morning to reflect on the news that James Murdoch, son of media titan Rupert, stepped down from his role as CEO of News International, the British press arm of News Corporation.
March 1, 2012
TEPCO's Akio Komori: "The Options We Had Available ... Were Rather Limited"
TEPCO's nuclear division managing director describes the company's decision-making process during last year's Fukushima Daiichi emergency. "I felt that the difficulty of the disaster was that information became very fragmented," says Komori.
February 28, 2012
"The Fate of Japan Hangs in the Balance"
It was day five of Japan's nuclear crisis last March, and the sun had yet to rise. The previous few days involved chaotic efforts to power the plant, cool the reactors and vent radioactive gas in order to prevent a nuclear explosion. ...
February 28, 2012
One Pilot's Dangerous Mission to Stop Fukushima's Nuclear Meltdown
You may have seen it on TV or online -- a grainy video shot 20 miles away. The helicopter, no bigger than a dot against the sky, releasing what resembled an exhale of breath on a cold day. In fact, it was 2,000 gallons of water falling 300 feet against the wind.
February 27, 2012
Then and Now: Photos of Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Devastation
Last March, the world watched as the villages around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were decimated by an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. So what do they look like now, almost a year later?
February 24, 2012