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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Nuclear Crisis #994001

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The humanitarian and nuclear disasters in Japan introduced.

(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.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert;
Williams, Ian
Duration:
00:04:00

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