Until today... As conditions worsened, they were evacuated, too.
Chris Wragge talked to nuclear energy expert Cham Dallas and Dr. Jennifer Ashton about radiation fears spreading to the U.S. mainland.
We have the same kind of technical hazards, but a different people.
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Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 3/15/11
What is spent nuclear fuel, besides burning?
Beyond what's "active" at any moment spent nuclear reactor fuel rods also pose dangers inherent in their storage. Frank Von Hippel, nuclear physicist and co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, discusses the peril in Japan.