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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Nuclear Crisis / US Plants #994809

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The latest developments in the disaster in Japan outlined; scenes shown of the Emperor and Empress in a rare public appearance; map shown of places in the US where radiation has been detected.

(San Onofre, California: George Lewis) Concerns about nuclear plant safety and how radiation is monitored in the US featured; map of air monitors shown; details given about problems with the monitors; scenes shown of the San Onofre nuclear plant in California, which is near an earthquake fault. [EPA lab director Ronald FRAASS†- says we’re monitoring the air across the US.] [Committee to Bridge the Gap Daniel HIRSCH†- says the EPA system is largely not functional.] [Southern California Edison Gil ALEXANDER†- comments on the safety of the San Onofre plant.] [San Clemente resident Dagmar FOY†- expresses concern.]

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George

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