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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Nuclear Crisis / A Discussion #991003

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on new troubles with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan reported; scenes shown of the plant; details given of the government and worker criticism of the TEPCO company's reports on the radiation levels.

(Studio: Tom Foreman) The developments in the fight inside the nuclear plant, the reports on radiation levels reviewed; diagrams shown of the threatened reactors where there may be a partial meltdown with the sprayed-in water now contaminated.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Sanjay Gupta and former nuclear power plant operator Michael Friedlander about the nuclear crisis in Japan. [GUPTA - downplays concerns about low levels of radiation being found in the US; comments on the working conditions at the reactors.] [Voice of FRIEDLANDER - worries the company is unable to stay ahead of developments at the reactors; explains how contaminated water is normally handled; states the global community has to support the plant workers and the US military has supplies available.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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