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March 16th, 2011
12:01 AM ET
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Gregory Morey ohio

    I'd like to hear if there is any better method of controling the deterriation of the radioactive fuel that might be employed, which hasn't yet been attempted? Could they possibly use liquid nitrogen, or liquid CO2, or powdered lead, or anything about which I'm not familiar?

    March 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  2. Tim Gibson

    They don't do that anymore is a well worn and over used excuse in any type disaster.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  3. Aaron

    Hi I am Aaron from Texas I was just wondering why we can't use NASA space suites to work at the nuke reactors in japan because they are made for radiation for going to space thank you.

    March 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  4. keith d

    cant they send in a robotic technician or some sort of optical rover, to at least assess the the damage of the nuclear situation with a fair bit of accuracy?,after all doesn't japan lead the world in robotic technology???

    March 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  5. Liza Crosse

    Thanks to Dr. Walsh for raising the point that the International Atomic Energy Agency has been negligent in its lack of response to Japan's nuclear crisis. This morning the IAEA announced that Director General Yukiya Amano and IAEA nuclear energy experts will travel to Japan to lend assistance. It appears that Dr. Walsh's comments helped galvanize a response. This is the news at its best – when reporting helps solve a critical problem – in this case addressing what is rapidly becoming a crisis with global implications. With appreciation, Liza Crosse

    March 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  6. Brian

    Let's see how many of your so called "big boys" volunteer to risk their lives working at the damaged reactor.

    March 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  7. Pat Maloney

    Why is there no mention of Fast Neutron Reactors? See book, "Fossel Fools". These reactors use spent fuel rods for fuel reducing the half life from Millions of years to hundreds of years. They are not subject to melt down. They are used in US submarines and aircraft carriers.

    March 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  8. MA Moore

    Astonishing news! Keep up the great work! When will the INternational community kick in and oversee the disaster? I am afraid the Pacific Ocean is a dumping ground for this nuclear waste! Worse than BP! Love to you dear Anderson!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
  9. Bernie

    I wounder now after the last 2 years the world has had maybey now it's time to rethink how we live and stop drop and roll bcause it seems we have no clue what we are doing. Maybe time to change it up! Maybe next time we build something like this for energy! we should figure out a plan for the people after us!

    March 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  10. rod wilson

    just thought it worth noting how impressive it is to follow these people through all this and to see how wonderfully humble, nice, honest, well mannored, and civally minded they are. I have watched non-stop and have not seen even one case of unrest or more impressively no looting

    March 16, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  11. Deb

    Outside of my concern for all of Japan. I know the news has been giving updates on what the blasts are doing to the world. But I have not heard of much of what the radio active vapor will do to our oceans and or fish? So what will the radiation do to the sea life and will that sea life affect the US?

    March 16, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  12. Bill F

    Dear Anderson, please investigate and report the true or probable consequences of a meltdown or multiple meltdowns in Japan on the US and Canadians! How much Cesium is likely to be released into the air? With the Jet Stream and prevailing high altitude air currents, how much time is required to reach the North American continent? How long would it "rain" on us? what would be the likely levels of radiation?

    North Americans need to know now!

    March 16, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  13. Robert

    If thay say thay dont know what long term developements accure thay have the best study group 267th chem co.but the US gov. would have to admit to there multitude of errors or explain why we wernt informed of the platonium cover-up ? we didnt deserve

    March 16, 2011 at 6:34 am |
  14. Nancy Durham

    Good Evening,

    If in fact, the workers at the nuclear plants have suspended their efforts to prevent melt down, wouldnt it be of value to start checking the plants with thermal photography at minimum to at least watch for spikes in heat and better monitor which reactors are having increased issues, and where heat is increasing?

    March 16, 2011 at 2:51 am |
  15. Helijac

    With the dangers increasing with a large scale melt down. With all the reporting of the dangers of contamination the government should be taking steps to save the children and their youth before the worse senario explodes and the Country panics. Japan's future depends on the health of today's children and youth.
    There is a time window where they can be protected.
    How many are attempting to flea by air or sea?

    March 16, 2011 at 2:10 am |
  16. Rene' Breen

    With all the available Inetrnational laws and resources out there to deal with crisis like Japans, where is everyone. With fifty utility workers left round the clock to deal with this, how much faith can humanity have in the world. PEOPLE THIS IS A POSSIBLE CATASTROPHIC CRISIS, WHERE THE HELL IS THE HELP?

    March 16, 2011 at 1:43 am |
  17. Mike

    I hope you realize that the 50 people who were trying to create a miracle probably reached their (MPE) maximum permissible exposure. Your experts should know what that is.... The can not fight forever. The situation is out of control. Not much can be done... Just an opinion

    March 16, 2011 at 1:28 am |