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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami #990035

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 2011
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(Japan: David Muir) The recovery effort in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami and the dangers at the nuclear power plants introduced; scenes shown from the Sendai airport and a town of the tsunami, dramatic rescues, the search for the missing, wreckage, the Fugushima nuclear power plant; details given about the plant explosion and efforts to cool the reactor.

(Sendai: Clarissa Ward) The devastated landscape in the Sendai area after the tsunami featured; scenes and photos shown of the wreckage, fires, water, survivors.

(Japan: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Japan: Christiane Amanpour) The worst-ever nuclear accident in Japan featured; scenes shown of people being tested for radiation.

(Japan: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Kerley) The nuclear accident at the reactor building and problems at other reactors examined; diagram of the worst-case scenario and what is being done to prevent a meltdown shown. [Nuclear policy expert Joe CIRINCIONE†- says it is extremely serious; explains the importance of cooling the reactor.] [Physicist Michio KAKU†- offers perspective on the accident and the last-ditch expert.]

(Japan: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The US concerns about Japan's nuclear power plant and offers of assistance examined.

(Japan: David Muir) The concerns about the children of Japan and radioactive fallout examined; details given about the accident at the Chernobyl plant. [Union of Concerned Scientists Edwin LYMAN†- explains why radioactivity is bad for children and the iodine treatment.]

(Japan: David Muir) Concerns about aftershocks in Japan noted; map shown.

(Crescent City: Clayton Sandell) The impact of tsunami-driven waves on the California coast reviewed; scenes shown from Crescent City; details given about political bickering about NOAA cuts. [Resident John ALEXANDER†- talks about boat and dock damage.] [Oregon State University geologist Robert YEATS†- comments on a predicted earthquake.] [Representative Mike THOMPSON†- defends NOAA.]

Muir, David;
Ward, Clarissa;
Amanpour, Christiane;
Kerley, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Sandell, Clayton

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