March 15th, 2011
09:49 PM ET

New Trouble at Nuclear Plant: Join the Live Chat

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Anderson is reporting live from Japan tonight, where another fire has broken out at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. We also have developments on the rescue efforts and what's being done to help the survivors. Plus, a live report from Libya where Gadhafi forces gain ground in their march east.

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soundoff (227 Responses)
  1. Lori

    Good night everyone. Good night Anderson, Sanjay, and Soledad. Take care of yourselves. Good night Tom.

    March 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Take care Anderson, Gary, Sanjay & 360 crew.

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, Casey, & Megan.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Nina

    My prayers are with Japan and all its people

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Paula, Colorado

    Your reporting has been excellent, once again. I think the nuclear issue is going to dominate everything else, unfortunately. Please stay safe, Anderson!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It's likely that the 50 workers have reached the legal limit on radiation exposure, and that's why they left. They could be replaced with other workers in shifts to minimize exposure.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Kelli

    Thanks Anderson,

    but it sounds like its time to leave Japan.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Good night, Anderson and staff, be very carefull take care and bless you all.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Elizabeth

    Regarding the nuclear plant in Japan. What I would like to know is what are we doing about this? There are a multitude of nuclear physicists that are paid to come up with solutions to this issue. Where is the contingency plan? If we can create something we should be able to introduce a new element (take water for instance you introduce hydrogen & 2 parts oxygen & it becomes water) to make the atoms split apart. What plus the items in this toxic mess can be introduced without equating a bigger disaster can help these negative ions break down & become next to nothing. Why aren't we coming to this solution? Just because this disaster is happening somewhere else why aren't we whom are in safe areas & have time to think about this thinking about this?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  9. linda

    if all the reactors were shut down,wouldn't they cool faster but not so fast to be deemed dangerous?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. lisal -canada

    whether "good news" or "bad news" about the remaining few workers, one needs to know – not knowing is worse

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Nina

    @ Anderson
    Get out of there! That wind could shift and if the workers are leaving because of a potential meltdown... that is not good news. Stay safe. Reporting is vital, but your life is even more important..

    Good Night everyone

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Marie

    If the private company had been withholding information from the Prime Minister of Japan, then the PM has every right to have used profanity.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Dr.Gupta, Anderson, Soledad and crews~ thank you for your brave reportiing. God speed~

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Nancy in Oregon

    Good night, everyone.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Lori

    We definitely need more research on managing nuclear energy and emergency planning. Especially because the plants seem to be dependent upon using sea water and many are located in seismically active areas along the coast.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I agree that this is worse than TMI, but not as bad as Chernobyl. The amount of radiation released to date is very small.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! CNN's crew, stay safe!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree, Vince. The people should not get lost in the 'war of theories'.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    If I was Anderson and staff I would be asking about the pill. Don't wait until it's to late, guys. I have a Thyroid disease it's not a good thing to have. Take care guys ask many questions if you are not getting any answers, that's not good big time!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Jordan G.

    If we rapidly cooled the core down with something like nitrogen, with the pressure at which the vessel is, it would crack the vessel in half, releasing ALL of the fission products and radiation. Its a balance of cooling vs time, we cant just "ice it". That would be more catastrophic then what is going on now.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Marie

    Can't they start filling the reactors with concrete to completely contain the danger?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  22. ron from pa

    @Jim Marks

    That sounds like a very good point! Anderson, I hope you will see Jim's comments and see if you can obtain the type of information he has suggested.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Sharon Hastings

    @Starr: yes, I agree that we may never know all the details about what happened there. Some will come out but maybe not for years. Right now it's like a collective holding of our breath to find out the ultimate outcome.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Vince

    Anderson and Team, many thanks for the live updates tonight. Stay safe.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  25. Tracy Brown - Canada

    I think his statement was very clear. The situation at the plant has become so very dangerous, with the radiation levels so high, that they were "forced to withdraw", much the same as troops sometimes have to withdraw. This doesn't mean that they won't be going back but they wouldn't be withdrawing unless necessary, that's for sure.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Lilly, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  27. GREG

    I don't understand why they keep talking about the gamma radiation. When you see the video of the people being scanned, they are being scanned for particulate radiation. Gamma radiation does not "stick" to you, it goes right through you. Alfa and Beta can get on your skin and in your lungs. The reason for staying inside your house is to keep the particles from getting on you. Also, the wind will not blow the gamma rays out to sea. If there are alfa and beta blown up into the air, that could be blown out to sea or over the country. A house may have a small amount of shielding but gamma rays will go right through. You should check that out.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
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