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Underreported: Ongoing Questions on Fukushima

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A number of scientists believe that the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima reactors in Japan is much worse than what governments are revealing. Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses what some in the scientific community are saying about the effects of the meltdown.

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Comments [7]

hide from Tokyo

Thank you Leonard for doing this! If you think it is under reported in the States, try Japanese media. There wasn't many news regarding the safety of the plant in recent weeks. How refreshing (in a really odd sense) to hear this.

Jun. 24 2011 03:22 AM
dboy from nyc

C'mon!!! Let's not mess up the debate with actual facts!!!

Head back in sand...

Jun. 23 2011 02:03 PM
shellz

This is under reported...http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/18-Jun-2011/US-orders-news-blackout-over-crippled-Nebraska-Nuclear-Plant-report/1

Jun. 23 2011 01:57 PM
dboy from nyc

A round of ice cold heavy water for everyone!

Uhmmm, refreshing!

Jun. 23 2011 01:56 PM
dboy from nyc

Radiation, schmadiation!!!

Talk to Christine Todd "Never Mind The Glow" Whitman...

Nukes are the new sliced bread!

Go Nukes!

Jun. 23 2011 01:52 PM
Sandra from nyc

How will this catastrophe affect nuclear power plant design in the USA? Will it affect nuclear power usage in the USA? Worldwide?

Thanks for bringing back this VIS = Very Important Story relegated to the back pages by overreported stories of tweeting politicians!

Jun. 23 2011 12:34 PM
barent

hello,how about our own back yard,nebraska and the rising water around two nukes there ? [or maybe we just can't see nebraska from nyc].

Jun. 23 2011 12:12 PM

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