Yoichi Funabashi, one of Japan’s most imminent journalists and author of a new book titled "Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis," told The World that there was a lack of emergency training for that critical scenario faced on March 11, 2011.
The nuclear threat from North Korea is a big deal. But in South Korea, some Catholic leaders see a different nuclear problem, right in their own backyard. Catholic clergy are taking the lead in protests against South Korea's dependence on nuclear energy.
At the Paris climate talks, most everybody is searching for a silver bullet — a technological fix to produce enough clean energy to allow us to continue to grow. Some argue we already have part of the solution: more nuclear energy.
Four years ago, the Fukushima state weathered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today, they're home to a record-breaking wind turbine. But it's only a fraction of what the region's disabled nuclear complex used to produce.
The US and Russia have cooperated for two decades to secure Russia's nuclear stockpile, a program that was a rare bright spot in the relationship between the two powers. But while the dangers haven't decreased, Russia may be ready to end American aid because of the situation in Ukraine.
Three years after the tsunami-induced meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, PBS NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien talks about the continuing contamination crisis, and the accident that caused him to lose his arm.
How does one go about negotiating a complex and difficult topic such as the Iranian nuclear program? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with William Ury, co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-author of "Getting to Yes."
Host Marco Werman speaks with Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan about the status of the cleanup, what's at stake for the government, and the government's delicate relationship with TEPCO, the company that owns the plant.
A remarkable 17-year effort by US; Russian scientists to secure an abandoned nuclear testing facility in Kazakhstan was finally completed last fall. Host Marco Werman speaks about the largely secret operation with journalist Eben Harrell.
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