Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown, one year later: Frontline doc airs tonight on PBS

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5 Responses to “Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown, one year later: Frontline doc airs tonight on PBS”

  1. John Fleming says:

    You might also be interested in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s take on Fukushima a year later.  This episode of “The Nature of Things”, the CBC’s iconic science show, covers it: http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/journey-to-the-disaster-zone-japan-311.html#

  2. Tony says:

    Oh wow I’m definitely looking forward to this–I love Frontline documentaries.  To get yourself in the mood here’s a good Chernobyl documentary to watch: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiCXb1Nhd1o

  3. arcfinn says:

     Should be interesting. I’ve been curious from the start what sort of damage made it so impossible to get power to the pumps in some form. During the early days I kind of figured large generators would be airlifted in, and hooked up in a hurry. Because after all they would call whatever help was needed from anywhere on earth to avert a meltdown, wouldn’t they? So either I was naive about the resiliency of nuclear power plants in disasters or of the ability of governments to plan for “unthinkable” nuclear contingencies and ask for international help when needed. I’d say both.    

  4. taj says:

    “Inside the worst nuclear disaster of the century,…”
    Huh?Do they mean of the 21st century? We’re only 12 years in, so far, so that’s a bit early.Or do they mean the past 100 years? In which case how do they measure badness such that Fukushima rates as “worse” than Chernobyl? I guess I shall have to wait and see. 

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