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

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Japan's March 11 Earthquake and the Future of Nuclear EnergyA year ago yesterday, Japan experienced multiple disasters: an earthquake, tsunami and the meltdowns of three nuclear reactors at the Fukishima-Daichi plant in the Northeastern part of the country. Almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors have shut down in the aftermath of last year's meltdowns, and the nation is still struggling to overcome the massive earthquake and devastating tsunami. We hear from Tokyo and about plans to build new reactors here in the US.

Credits

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:
Anna Scott, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal