Much reporting and good wishes went out yesterday to PBS NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien after word of an accident leading to the loss of one of his arms. Just now got this release in my mail box, announcing his upcoming reports but nothing on the injury.
Friday, February 28 Inside Fukushima
Covered head to toe in protective gear
and wearing a respiration mask, Miles O’Brien offers NewsHour viewers a
rare look inside one of the most dangerous places on earth – the damaged
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. There, he reports on on-going
efforts to contain radiation-tainted water that continues to leak from
the plant into the sea and efforts to remove and secure the nuclear fuel
from the disabled reactors.
Wednesday, March 5 Fish Fears
Radioactive water continues to leak from
the Fukushima nuclear plant into the nearby harbor. Now the plume of
radioactive water is reaching across the Pacific to the US West Coast,
fueling fears and speculation about the safety of Pacific fish. O’Brien
speaks with marine scientists in both Japan and the US about the risks
to sea life posed by the radioactive plume, and to what extent Americans
who enjoy bluefin tuna from Japan should –or should not –be worried.
Friday, March 7 The Future of Nuclear Power
Before the meltdown, Japan strongly
embraced nuclear power. But three years later, there is not one nuclear
plant generating power in the country. Utilities and the current
government are anxious to get them re-started by this summer. But polls
show that 80% of the Japanese people prefer they stay shut down
forever. O’Brien takes viewers inside the world’s largest nuclear power
plant – also run by Tepco in Japan –to examine the technology and the
issues facing the country’s nuclear future.