At 11 this morning, Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned his people there was "a very high risk" of further radiation leakage from the damaged nuclear complex in Fukushima. By midnight, there were reports that radiation levels were down. We look at the consequences of Japan's ongoing disaster for nuclear power in the US and elsewhere. Also, an update from Sendai, the city closest to the earthquake's epicenter, and General David Petraeus says progress is "steady but fragile" in Afghanistan.
Japan Struggles to Avert Disaster
From this Episode:
The Scene in Sendai
Sendai is the major city closest to the epicenter of Friday's 8.9 earthquake , and it sustained heavy damage, especially from the tsunami. Just after midnight in Japan we...
Japan's Ongoing Disaster and the Future of Nuclear Power
The extent of the damage at Fukushima is still unclear, and nobody knows how much radiation has been released or how more will be. But the ongoing crisis has renewed...