Thom Hartmann: Fukushima...ticking time bomb?

The Japanese Government widened the evacuation zone surrounding the melted down Fukushima nuclear plant. More than 5000 people left their homes on Sunday after being exposed to high levels of radiation. It is now known that a nuclear meltdown did occur inside 3 reactors at the plant. There are currently over 3000 tons of highly radioactive wastewater underneath reactor one that shouldn't be there - and Japanese officials are scrambling to figure out a way to get it out of there. So what do these new developments mean for Japanese officials who were hoping to have the disaster contained in the coming months? Joining Thom Hartmann is Paul Gunter, Reactor Oversight Project.

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George D. Todd 3 years 13 weeks ago

Why is the Main Street Media largely failing to report the terrifying events occurring in Japan? In the overall scheme of things, the death of Osama bin Laden may be like the explosion of a firecracker compared to a megaton explosion of dynamite occurring in Japan. This is just one more glaring example of the pathetic and irresponsible pathway the purportedly "free" press is following in the United States. I hope people of goodwill, on all sides of the political spectrum, will think long and hard before allowing any further regulatory intrusion by the American government into the content and presentation of news and information. Thom Hartmann deserves tremendous credit for keeping the important situation in Japan upfront in the news, where it belongs.