Record Radiation Levels At Fukushima Nuclear Plant

JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. In Japan, the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors are continuing to emit record levels of dangerous radiation. Now the Japanese government has stepped in and pledged nearly $500 million to help stop the leaks. Now joining us to stop this discuss this […]

Fallout from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – Richard Broinowski

I want to talk to you tonight about Fukushima, what happened there. There’s been so much distortion and disinformation that I’d like to set the record straight and I want to begin by talking about the Fukushima Daiichi reactor. Daiichi means “number one”. It’s a complex, it’s not a reactor itself. In Fukushima Daiichi, which […]

How do nuclear power plants work? – M. V. Ramana and Sajan Saini

On a December afternoon in Chicago during the middle of World War II, scientists cracked open the nucleus at the center of the uranium atom and turned nuclear mass into energy over and over again. They did this by creating for the first time a chain reaction inside a new engineering marvel: the nuclear reactor. […]

Radioactive Rainwater Overwhelms Fukishima Nuclear Plant

JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. In Japan, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant acknowledged that highly radioactive rainwater runoff has contaminated the surrounding areas. Now joining us to discuss this is Arjun Makhijani, who is a nuclear engineer with 37 years of experience […]