Mar 19, 2011
This week's main segment centers entirely on the tragic events in Japan.
From a horrifying 9.0 earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, tremendous loss of life and now the desperate scramble to bring a potential nuclear disaster under control.
The story of the tsunami has unfortunately been overshadowed by the ongoing efforts to contain the failing nuclear reactors and spent fuel rods in storage at the Fukashima Daiichi plant. In my efforts to help to bring some understanding to what is occurring at the plant, the risks and potential solutions...I spend time explaining how nuclear power works, the fuel rods contained within the reactors and what challenges the workers at the plant are facing in trying to bring it under control.
This segment also covers humanitarian efforts, additional challenges of the Japanese government dealing with those who were displaced by the tragedy, the issue of nuclear power and much more in an attempt to bring awareness and insight into the current events in Japan.