NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 2011
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(Tokyo: Robert Bazell) The work at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant updated; scenes shown of smoke coming from the reactors; details given of concern about food safety due to radiation. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bill BORCHARDT- says things appear to be on the verge of stabilizing.] [Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center Philip WHITE- says contamination in the soil gets into the food chain.]
(Otsuchi, Japan: Ian Williams) The devastation in the fishing village of Otsuchi featured; scenes shown of flattened buildings, the destroyed tsunami wall. [Otsuchi town hall official Ken SASAKI- reads a text message from Otsuchi’s sister city in California.] [American teacher Jonathan Levine AGORA- comments on getting help for survivors.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) The measurement in Florida of the shaking from the earthquake in Japan noted.