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Anderson will report live from Japan tonight with the latest developments on the earthquake and tsunami damage.
One of the biggest concerns tonight is the fear of radiation exposure with new trouble at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The owner of the plant says there was an "explosive impact" at the No. 2 reactor in just the last few hours, and pressure readings indicate some damage to the containment structure.
Japan's chief Cabinet secretary says he can't rule out the possibility of a meltdown at all three of the plant's troubled reactors.
On Saturday, an explosion blew away the roof and walls of the building housing reactor No. 1, though the blast did not damage the reactor itself, officials said.
But then the cooling system for the No. 3 reactor malfunctioned, prompting workers to start pumping a mix of seawater and boron into the reactor in a last-ditch effort to cool down fuel rods. However, the No. 3 reactor was also rocked by an explosion, which injured 11 people, and damaged the cooling system at the No. 2 reactor.
Meanwhile, the confirmed death toll in Japan has topped 2,000, at least 3,000 others are missing, tthe National Police Agency said.
Anderson traveled to Shichigahama, about 12 miles northeast of Sendai, where the farmland is now soaked with sea water and debris.
The tsunami's wall of water washed away homes and cars. In the wreckage, Anderson found children's dolls, shoes and wedding photos covered in mud. Japanese soldiers began to search for bodies, going by the smell, with so much ground to cover.
Farther north, in the town Ishinomaki, stranded residents are being rescued by boat. That's where 360's Gary Tuchman went out with members of Japan's army. They came across a woman waving from her apartment, desperate for water. Surprisingly, she didn't want to evacuate her home. Others in the town were grateful to escape. We'll take you inside the rescue effort tonight on AC360. All along the coast of northeast Japan, at least 15,000 people have been rescued.
We'll also check with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who's at a hospital in Shiogama City, outside Sendai. He talked with a patient who is lucky to be alive after his car was tossed around when it was hit by the tsunami.
"Over and over I was hit," he told Dr. Gupta and then his car flooded. He was slowly drowning. Tonight hear how he escaped with his life.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
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