Fukushima Power Plant

The Leonard Lopate Show

Fukushima Update

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Al Jazeera America correspondent Michael Okwu examines Japan’s recovery three years after the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The final installment of Al Jazeera’s four-part series “Return to Fukushima” airs on America Tonight, at 9pm on Al Jazeera America.

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The Takeaway

In the Face of Disaster, Would You Stay?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy struck the fragile coasts of the New York and New Jersey, but it sometimes seems that the anniversary of one disaster is never far from another. But through the most difficult of times, there exists the shared experience of the people, and specifically the people who stay. That’s the subject of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart’s new TED book called “Would You Stay?”

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The Takeaway

Building a Frozen Wall at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Earlier this week the Japanese government announced plans to spend $500 million on a new effort to build a frozen wall to stabilize the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear plant, the site of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Arjun Makhijani, an engineer specializing in nuclear fission and the president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, explains how that frozen wall would work.

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The Takeaway

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Crisis Worsens

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Storage tanks at  the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are leaking about 80,000 gallons of contaminated water. Bob Hernan, author of “This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the 15 Worst Environmental Disasters Around the World”, explains how serious the leak is.


Transportation Nation

After Fukushima, Greenhouse Gases Rise in Japan

Friday, March 09, 2012

A sobering by-product of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan last year -- the country has had to rely more on natural gas for its energy, and that's meant a big jump in greenhouse gas emissions.

On our partner The Takeaway David Biello, associate editor of environment and energy at Scientific American, discusses the future of nuclear energy, one year out with host John Hockenberry.   You can listen to the full interview here.

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