Japan's March 11 Earthquake and the Future of Nuclear Energy

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One year ago yesterday, Japan experienced a massive earthquake, devastating tsunami and the meltdown of the nuclear facility at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor.  Nearly all of its nuclear reactors have shut down and Japan is still struggling to overcome last year's multiple disasters. Yet Japanese companies continue to promote nuclear power elsewhere, and some 60 reactors are under construction globally. We hear from Tokyo and about plans to build new reactors here in the US.

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Guests:
Hitoshi Abe - University of California, Los Angeles, Chester Dawson - Wall Street Journal - @DeliverTheFirm, Stephen A. Smith - Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, J. Scott Peterson - Nuclear Energy Institute - @Nuclear_policy

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg