Japan's Prime Minister announced a fire and 19 mile evacuation zone within minutes of Rachel's report on the first three cracked reactors.
Frank N. Von Hippel, co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University and former adviser to the Clinton administration on nuclear arms and nuclear energy, looks at the current state of emergency.
|Scientist With Fingers Crossed|
Hosts: John Hockenberry & Celeste Headlee.
Earthquake + Tsunami + Meltdown = Armageddon?
In another era supernatural sources were blamed and/or credited for what science can now explain, but can't stop... Planetary power.
|Nukes vs. Nature|
Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 3/14/11.
Henry Shukman recently visited Chernobyl, Ukraine — site of the world’s worst nuclear accident — 25 years after the disaster.
Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone is one of the most toxic sites on earth and yet is teeming with people and wildlife living within.
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now 3/14/11,
Host: Robin Young.
What the Duck, Gilbert?
“Japan is really advanced. They don’t go
to the beach. The beach comes to them.”
-- Tweet by comedian/now-former AFLAC duck, Gilbert Gottfried
Japan is 75% of Aflac's business and likely the source of major losses
from these disasters... They'll be casting a replacement duck soon.