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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Nuclear Crisis #990408

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Robert Bazell) The desperate effort in Japan to stop the radiation disaster after the earthquake examined; scenes shown of a fire truck firing water at reactor 3 where spent fuels has been leaking radiation; details given about what is happening at reactors 1, 2, 5, 6. [Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yukio EDANO†- {thru translator} talks about stabilizing the number 3 reactor.] Nuclear safety analyst Dr. Kenneth BERGERON†- assesses the reactors' fragile situation.] The source of contaminated milk, spinach and drinking water and consequent health concerns noted; map shown. [University of New Mexico radiologist Dr. Fred METTLER†- talks about radiation limits.]

Holt, Lester;
Bazell, Robert

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