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March 14th, 2011
09:51 PM ET

New Nuclear Emergency in Japan: Join the Live Chat

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  1. Paula, Colorado

    Your coverage is excellent, Anderson, though I hope you will move even further away from the nuclear plant–the situation seems too volatile.

    March 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    30km away not good! Anderson do you all have the pill in case of radiation?

    March 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Helen

    There was footage earlier an explosion and there was what really looked like a plume. Did anyone else see that?

    March 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Ekaloa

    @Gloria,B Every one wants to help, but this catastrophe is beyond human capacity to control now

    March 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. albert

    Can someone please tell me why Anderson and Sanjay are not moving further away from the reactors? There is brave reporting and then there is irresponsible behavior which may endanger their lives. I don't want them hurt, please move them! It's insanity to keep them where they are.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Nina

    Good Night Anderson and Dr. Gupta. Stay safe and be careful. Nuclear reactors are unpredictable.

    Excellent show. Would it be possible to have an expert on nuclear reactors and technology on the show.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Carolyn

    Thank you AC360 & CNN Team for some very important reporting from Japan... stay safe, everyone & God Bless!!!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Lauren

    The first thing I noticed about the Japanese soldiers that are searching for people, is that it doesn't look like they are carrying guns.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone. Anderson, be safe!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Merl,Ohio

    Our prayers go out to our honorable friends in Japan and all who have gone to her aide.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. doug

    how tall are the towers that stand next to the reactors?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh wow!!!! Everything flip over against each other side by side!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Chris Topinka

    How are reactors built to be earthquake proof?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  14. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @himanshu~ Anderson won't run away, he runs into the disaster. I've never seen anyone like Anderson Cooper.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Anderson, I would be afraid to stand so close to that debris. It looks precariously balanced.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Nina

    It would be nice to receive some specific education from experts regarding 'critical mass' and the probability and propensity of that to happen.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Paul Taylor

    Should they lose ONE of the Fukushima Daiichi plant reactors, will it necessitate an evacuation from the other 3, allowing them to catastrophically fail also?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Isn't seawater corrosive to the ractor equipment? Further, wouldn't that affect the containment vessel itself?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Nancy in Oregon

    Good night, everyone. Best of wishes and prayers.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Mina

    Anderson,
    Take the team, we don't need more heroes....come home,,,,
    Mona sherry

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Kenn

    What are chances of nuclear fallout from Japan hitting US west coast? Weather patterns? How will it disperse?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Jermile

    First I want to say my heart and prayers go out too all the families in Japan. I have one question??? They are saying that the Japan's coastline moved 8 feet and the earth axis shifted 4cm. How does that effect the rest of the world by it shifting???

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Scott

    I saw a report that said a magnitude 8.0 aftershock is likely after a magnitude 9.0 quake... so be careful

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  24. doug

    how many gallons per minute of water are required to keep fuel rods covered?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Lori

    I hope that Anderson and all CNN staff stay safe and out of harms way.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Adam

    I do not believe the Japan Government on this Nuclear Crisis its got to be way worse.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It looks like no one wanted to help her. It pays to be nice to people. You never know when you might need their help!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Nicole Netherlands

    @Anderson and -everyone- there, will you please take precautions with the iodine etcetera
    This just doesn't look good, in fact rather bad.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Ekaloa

    If this radiation leaks and with heavy wind, can it reach west coast in north america, just curious

    March 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  30. Chris Topinka

    How come we haven't heard from or seen a representative of the power company that owns the reactor yet? I think footage of those press conferences would help put people more at ease if they heard from someone directly responsible for the operation of the facility instead of second hand.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Himanshu

    Andreson, Please get away. You are only 30km away from the radiation

    March 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  32. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Radiation warnings, from the nuclear power plant. Are you worried, Anderson?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  33. Annon_E_Mouse

    Low level radiation has been detected on Yokosuka Naval base Japan 0700 local Japan time.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  34. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    We should have had solar and wind power by now. Say No to nuclear power. Nuclear power and planet earth do not go together.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Krasi, Houston

    @Heather – Spokane, WA. Yes, the day I see any of my Japanese friends run in panic and scream and demand things, I would have seen it all...

    March 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Paul

    is it possible to pump coolant into the reactor making some of the steam return to water and less to be vented out. I would be interested in knowing why this would not help.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Joseph W. Veredon, Retired Captain Haz Mat

    Thank you very much for your post re: how to handle nuclear situation.
    Greateful for the info!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The natural disasters get sad and sad!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Christopher

    The average person in the United States receives over 600 mrem/year. 6000 micro seiverts – the estimate use to be around 3600, but was updated within the past two years.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Our heart goes out to Japan, Our prayers & thoughts with you, we are standing all way with you, From: Anderson, Megan and AC360 crews.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  41. Jo Ann, Ohio

    It makes me wonder about our own nuclear power plants. Would we be able to solve this problem if it happened here?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Adam

    Thank you Anderson Cooper and the people who work on your show AC360. Your show has been the most informative on coverage of this terrible event in Japan. I agree ALL foreign reporters should leave because of this nuclear crisis

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  43. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    The sound of silence or death.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  44. Victoria Minutolo

    Please find news on Rikuzentakata, Iwate. US resue is in one town north, Soudad was one town south. We have heard tht no one is allowed in. It is a town of 24000 and 16000 may be missing. What is going on there.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  45. Harold - Iowa

    I understand there is a shortage of gas in Japan right now. Why aren't they using all of the fuel in the wrecked vehicles that are abundant? Even if it has some water in it, it doesn't have to sit very long for the gas to separate – and be usable. I am a marine mechanic, and do it all the time.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  46. Vince

    This devastation makes us all reflect on how grateful we should be for our here and now... as it is so unimaginable to comprehend how in a quick moment, everything can just vanish from our lives by a natural disaster.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    It must be incredible to see the devastation there in person. The images are really depressing.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  48. Rebecca- Dallas, TX

    Kolya- is this true? Why arent there more evacuations? Why areeporters there?

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  49. James Nomura-Harrington

    I live in Osaka so I have been very lucky but I feel so badly for all those in northern Japan. I can't help but feel that TEPCO in conjunction with the government are at least partially responsible. Just a few weeks back there was talk that some reactors had internal components which were almost 40 years old and had never been fully inspected. Now we have this.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  50. ron cook

    please play the film off no 3 explotion sky news has 3 explotion and cbs has same film have you got no 2 blowing up we need to see them so we can acces the total damage, our thoughts go out to the heros who died trying to stop the melt down god be with you

    March 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
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