March 17th, 2011
12:55 AM ET
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. David Canady

    Hello Anderson and crew. I have a question about temporary power at the nuclear power plants. Since the power grid is down has anyone talked about a portable fuel cell power system? Ballard I believe is a company producing large systems for industry and I think based in Canada. Just a thought on something that may be overlooked as a power source

    March 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
  2. Kendra

    Why can't the workers at the nuclear plants wear space suits like astronauts? NASA must have something that would protect from extreme radiation levels.Would such gear be too heavy unless you are in zero gravity?

    March 17, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  3. Haaksma


    I think it would be beneficial for the general public if you showed a chart or gauge of the various radiation levels we experince in or life. Ie maybe a gas gauge type display with the far left the arrow at Zero, then slightly to the right..daily life, what your experince in tokyo, then whats in an x ray, maybe whats in a CAT scan, three mile island, chernobyl..etc...
    Thank You

    March 17, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  4. Mike

    What kind of dosimeter were they wearing in this video and where can you buy one?

    March 17, 2011 at 2:54 am |
  5. Dee WIlson

    Just curious.. Have they tried pumping Liquid Nitrogen into the reactor core yet as they did in Chernobyl, to try and cool it down?

    March 17, 2011 at 2:50 am |
  6. Gordon

    I am wondering if anyone else has thought of this method to cool off the reactors in Japan, but I haven't heard it anywhere yet. I am thinking of the guys who can spray sand and water over a mile to form new land. I believe they are Dutch. I know the Dutch are making new land in the Netherlands, also refer to the huge palm tree island off the coast of Dubai, I think it might be. I know there would be a lot of radioactive material washed in the sea, but I think that's better than losing Japan to airborne radiation. Hope you read this. Thanks for reading. Pass it on if you think it has any possibility of helping. Thanks

    March 17, 2011 at 2:03 am |
  7. Andrew

    I fear using water from helicopters is a primal fear based response, its not going to work. At Chernobyl the only effective remedy to the situation was to build a huge containment structure, by hand, costing many lives. Perhaps they could use a few dredger ships, from a distance as they did in the construction of the Dubai islands and the Japanese airport, piping in sand and water. Eventually covering the entire site in several hundred feet of earth.

    March 17, 2011 at 2:00 am |
  8. Sam Burch

    I'm sure it has been discussed but what I would start thinking about is the possibility of six reactors melting down. It sure looks like it is headed in that direction. I left a comment last night suggesting Anderson Cooper get out of Japan. I feel it would be much safer to cover the story from several thousand miles away from Japan. If the six reactors melt down all the other nuke plants might do the same because no one will be left to take care of them. In that even no one on this planet will be safe. Best of luck and hoping for the best.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:56 am |
  9. stephen peters

    why aren't they using fire boats?

    March 17, 2011 at 1:54 am |
  10. ted

    Re cooling of reactors.Could we not use the mars water bombers for this job?One is located at sprout lake on Vancouver Island and carries massive amounts of water.i believe the other is in california somewhere.

    March 17, 2011 at 1:31 am |