Mon, Mar 10, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Reflecting on the Fukushima Nuclear DisasterDownload audio (MP3)
In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. Three years later, we examine the state of the cleanup, its effect on Japanese politics, and the impact on marine life and the environment.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Dan Madigan, postdoctoral fellow and adjunct assistant professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
- Edwin Lyman, senior scientist with the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and co-author of the new book, "Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
- Kenji Kushida, research associate in Japanese Studies at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
- Fukushima Radiation on its Way to California, Scientists Say it Poses No Threat (KQED Science)
- Japan Plans 'Ice Wall' to Block Leaking Radiation (Forum)
- Fishing for data in the radioactive waters off Fukushima (PBS News Hour)
- FAQs on Fukushima Radiation from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with Ken Buesseler