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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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  1. JC

    There should be a congressional inquiry of nuclear plant safety and the industries response.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  2. Kevin Wagner

    Anderson, Families in the U.S. are worried about our Nave,Marines and Air force bases stationed in Japan. Could you Please check out the status of our military in Japan and give us a report. My son is scheduled to report to the USS George Washington on April 1st and we are all worried.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  3. ChrisInKnox

    please explain a "nuetron ring". Ive seen what your referring to i think, and Im not sure this is correct. It looks simply like a blast wave to me.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  4. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nina re: workers in numclear plant.

    Honor is an important element of Janpanese culture.
    May God bless the 50 people who are risking their lives trying to protect their people (& all of us for that matter.)

    @Nichole – i share your concern for the 50 workers.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  5. Becky Randolph

    I'm hearing about how the nuclear fallout can get into the environment, specifically in the fields and in the cattle and cows that eat the grass, and in the water. What I want to know is what happens to the ocean, where most of the redioactive particles eventually fall? What about the sea life? Japan depends upon the fisheries off their coasts for food. Will the fish be contaminated also?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  6. Yuki

    Yes, I am Japanese and live in Japan now.
    We are physically ok, but I do not even know how I am supposed to feel....

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

    Dr. Sanjay was concerned about the nuclear plant last night on AC360 program that they were not being straight forward about something. Now, we know.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  8. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    WoW! How bad can this get? What is the worst case scenerio for Japan and the world? This is looking really bad.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  9. Garrett

    hey anderson I was just wondering how many people has been exposed to the radiation if there has been a total yet.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Lori

    Hi Anderson.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Hi everyone. Unbelievable footage of the tsunami!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  12. Lori

    Hi Everyone! Hi Tom!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  13. Vince

    Good evening AC and Team – Happy to hear that you are a safe distance away!
    I pray for the 50 workers who are risking their lives to protect the lives of many by trying to fix the issues with the reactors.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  14. Merl,Ohio

    I saw a neutron ring with one of the reactors when it blew . This is a sign of radiation escaping.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Nicole Netherlands

    The `spent rots` are outside of it...The concrete.
    OMG
    Alway love Tom with his maps, but they do bring the reality very close

    March 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Janis

    I don't think they would ever tell the public the complete story about what is going on in the reactors just to avoid panic.

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

    Starr, formerly known as vincent
    It is likely that their radiation exposure is High!
    I pray for their safety and lives.

    I do too! Humans seem to elevate with honor in very dangerous and difficult situations.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  18. Robin

    If water evaporates too quickly to cool superheated fuel rods, what other options might cool/block the radiation, if any?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Marie

    CNN just announced a statement from U.S. that this will not affact any part of the U.S., but, is there a chance it will affect Hawaii?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  20. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Yuki – "grateful" for our help.

    Are you in Japan? If so, how are you doing?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  21. ChrisInKnox

    Are they even sure that it is smoke, and not steam, rising from the pictures now? i think saying its smoke is even speculative at this point.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Holly

    I pray it does not affect the us. I hear that our state (Washington) is monitoring our air and rain. I am allergic to iodine (especially the radioactive type)so I can't have the pre-radiation iodine tables either. Yikes!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Marie

    From one "before/after" picture I saw of reactor 4, it looks real bad.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Nina

    @ Shawn Louisville Ky
    has anyone heard if the radiation is going to affect the US.
    Only if radioactive material is released into the air and then we have between 9 days, Alaska to 11 Days, West coast of the US to respond.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  25. Marie

    Reactors 4, 5, and 6 have been shut down.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  26. Janis

    The workers in the reactors are very heroic. They are risking their lives and in some cases probably giving their lives to stop the meltdowns. Such courage.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Merl,Ohio

    We pray for the 50 heroes that are still trying to maintain reactors.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  28. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nina re: workers in the nuclear plants

    Yes, i believe these are very Brave and Heroic people who are trying to get things under control.
    It is likely that their radiation exposure is High!
    I pray for their safety and lives.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Shawn Louisville Ky

    has anyone heard if the radiation is going to affect the US.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Nicole Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson, Sanjay, Gary,
    =everyone= in Japan!
    AC360 Team, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Megan, Sharon, Heather,Nancy, gloria, Mike, everyone!

    This situation is getting very very grim

    Thinking of these workers at the plant, imagine

    March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Nina

    With the fires and hydrogen explosions, are the rods exposed, and was any ‘Radioactive materials’ released?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Wow, the force and power of the tsunami were unbelievable!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!!! That's so scary to watch when tsunami slammed Japan, What break my heart!!!! 🙁

    March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Yuki

    Please know that we are grateful for your help.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Janis

    I hope they are able to evacuate all the children anywhere near the reactors. They are so vulnerable to radiation.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Shawn Louisville Ky

    Good Evening Anderson and Everyone.

    I am sadden by the videos that are coming out of japan.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Nina

    Very difficult to watch that video!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Rvening Anderson & Team 360 in the field and in studio.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Nina, Heather, Sharon H.,....everyone.

    In Japan it seems to go from bad to worse!

    Am very concerned about the nuclear problems. Praying for the workers inside the plant, and the Japanese people close to the plant.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    More terrible news for the poor beleaguered Japanese people.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Marilyn Yeo

    I honestly think this is horrible.
    Plenty of people are going to be affected by these nuclear explosions.
    Even people living around Japan.
    I hope that everyone is safe from this catastrophe.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Marie

    Good evening Anderson and all.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    There is breaking news we have heard new fire from Nuclear Plant, Japan. That is reactor 4 caused exploison.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Jon Frost

    Q: Why isn't GE Nuclear being interviewed about the reactor they built at Fukushima... Which one was it and what is their take on the disaster? Enquiring minds would like this question answered.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Nina

    Good evening Anderson and everyone

    TEPCO employees are risking their lives trying to secure these nuclear reactors. I honor their valor in their willingness to risk life in order to save many.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. I was so glad to see that you had moved to a safer region Anderson. This nuclear disaster there goes from bad to worse. What other calamity can happen there?

    I know we are focusing heavily on the reactors and that is very important but let's not forget the people. All those who lost family and are without a home and in terrible shock over what has happened to them and their country. I can't imagine.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Kathryn PlymMtg PA

    Once, again, Anderson, you are at the site of a catastrophe- This seems to be the ultimate as you are in jeopardy by your proximity to the nuclear plants. Please stay safe, and thank you for your continued dedication to presenting the truth to the world.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Maria Momaney

    What are the probabilities of North Korea orchestrating a under water explosive device that created a earthquake and tsunami directed at Japan and the nuclear power plants?

    March 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! I'm glad to see you are further away from the nuclear plant, though I pray for those who are still there trying to maintain control in such terrible circumstances. I hope you all stay safe!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    March 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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