Highly radioactive water pouring into the Pacific Ocean. Radioactivity in the soil and food more than 100 miles from the site.
Includes info on radioactive iodine, safety for breastfeeding & pregnancy, what veggies may be safe.
Plutonium released. Cesium will keep large parts of Japan uninhabitable, like Chernobyl, for at least 30 years. Japan may be split into South and North.
Japanese container ship turned away from China. Many shipping lines, some airlines fear contamination. Some companies leaving Tokyo for Osaka. Big impact expected on the world economy.
Japan's hospital system is not ready. People from Fukushima being turned away.
In second half, we examine exactly how this could happen in America. The Diablo Canyon reactors were built on a known fault zone. The NRC doesn't care, the company refuses to prepare an earthquake disaster plan. They are loaded with poorly protected spent fuel as well. And they want to run for another 20 years.
Long-time activist Rochelle Becker fills us in. Berkeley U lawyer and clean tech specialist Steven Weissman shows there is money to decommission these dangerous California reactors, and clean tech to replace that power.