Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

DVD - 2012
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In the desperate hours and days after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the fate of thousands of Japanese citizens fell into the hands of a small corps of engineers, firemen and soldiers who risked their lives to prevent the Daiichi nuclear complex from complete meltdown. This is their story, with rare footage from inside the plant and eyewitness testimony from the people on the frontlines.
Publisher: Boston : WGBH, c2012
ISBN: 9781608836666
Branch Call Number: 363.1799 INS
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 55 minutes)
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program)

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akirakato
Dec 17, 2013

This is a 56-minute documentary produced for "Frontline", which was aired on February 28, 2012.
This is an amzing and heart-wrenching story about the Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
The prime minister, Naoto Kan, in charge of the disaster at the time was later forced to resign, accused of his mishandling the crisis.
Paying tens of billons of dollares for the damages, Tepco (Tokyo Hydro) was on the verge of bankruptcy.
The workers who battled to save the plant face an uncertain future.
None of them have died from their exposure to radiation, but more than a hundred workers received doses which increase their risk
of developing cancer in the future.
The prime minister says, "After the second world war, people in Japan no longer
died for their country.
In this case, however, escape was not an option.
Fighting was the only way.
That it didn't get any worse was God's will.
That first week, we walked a razor-thin line."
The radiation released by the Fukushima plant meltdown contaminated hundreds of square miles of Japan.
More than 100,000 people fled the fallout.
Some of the districts around the Fukushima plant are contaminated so badly that they will be uninhabitable for decades.

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