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Friday, February 28, 2014

You Can't Stop Miles O'Brien

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope something good comes from this in Japan, like the invention and implementation of new technology or making some kind of general scientific breaktrough for anything power related.