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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Nuclear Crisis #990461

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The disaster in Japan updated; death/missing statistics cited.

(Tokyo: Bill Whitaker) The nuclear crisis in Japan featured; scenes shown of the Fukushima nuclear plant where reactors 3 and 2 are issuing smoke; details given about prior safety problems at the plant. [Tokyo fire department hyper rescue squad commander Yasuo SATO†, brigade leader Toyohiko TOMIOKA†- {thru reporter's translation} talk about the power plant and the "invisible enemy."] [TEPCO vice president Sakae MUTO†- {thru reporter's translation} apologizes.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Increased inspections of food exported from Japan due to radiation levels noted.

(Tokyo: Lucy Craft) Concerns about radiation levels in cows, food, sea and tap water examined; scenes shown from a Chiba dairy farm and a food store. [Chiba city agriculture policy director Kenji KATO†- {thru reporter's translation} worries.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The radiation fears causing the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to head to sea as the wind blows radioactivity reviewed; scenes shown of the ship; details given about iodine pills for US service members in Japan.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The death of American teacher Taylor Anderson in the earthquake and tsunami aftermath reported.

Couric, Katie;
Whitaker, Bill;
Craft, Lucy;
Martin, David

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