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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami #990079

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 2011
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(Japan: Diane Sawyer) The never-before story out of Japan about the problems with nuclear reactors damaged by the earthquake and tsunami introduced; scenes shown of a northern town flattened by the water and the water at the airport.

(Japan: Diane Sawyer) A trip inside Japan featured; aerial view of the flooding, water carrying cars, homes, the surging water, cars piled in the street. cars and people in line for gasoline and food and water, a shelter, people searching for the missing, rescue operations, inside a ravaged home shown.

(Japan: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Koriyama: David Muir) The efforts by the Japanese government to avoid a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant examined; scenes shown of people being tested for radiation, reactor building explosions; details given {with diagrams} of fear of a complete meltdown and whether the people are getting a true story about the radiation.

(Japan: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) What the State Department is saying about the nuclear dangers in Japan examined; details given about safety precautions. [Nuclear policy expert Joe CIRINCIONE†- explains how the reactors could melt and fuse and how contamination could be spread by the wind and be blown across the Pacific.]

(Japan: Diane Sawyer) The upgrading of the quake from 8.9 to 9.0 noted.

(Ishinomaki: Clarissa Ward) A look at the areas of northern Japan hit hardest by the quake featured; scenes shown from Ishinomaki of devastated ghost towns along the coast, including inside a house and a shelter.

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Ward, Clarissa

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