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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Nuclear Crisis #990218

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 2011
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(Tokyo: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with MIT's Jim Walsh, CNN's Tom Foreman and former power plant operator Michael Friedlander about the nuclear crisis in Japan; diagrams of the power plant shown. [WALSH - says today things did not get worse with some stabilization at reactors 1, 2, 5 and 6.] [FRIEDLAndeR - says the reactors are precarious, but stable and the key is cooling the spent fuel in reactors 3 and 4.] [Using diagrams and photos, FOREMAN - outlines the best- and worst-case scenarios at the reactors and the process for stabilizing the reactors to prevent a full nightmare meltdown.] The question of how soon it will be to reconnect electrical power at the reactors outlined. [WALSH - comments on the IAEA-Japanese information discrepancy, the significance of having electricity and concerns about high levels of radiation in the next day or two.] [FRIEDLAndeR - says the international community relies on information from the field in Japan.]
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