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March 18th, 2011
09:50 PM ET

Man Found Alive in Rubble: Join the Live Chat

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Breaking News out of Japan. NHK is reporting a young man has been found alive in the rubble, 8 days after the earthquake and tsunami hit. We'll have that and the latest developments out of Libya.

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  1. Chi

    🙂 Well, may be Gadhafi administration is saying "see fire", not cease-fire.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    someone should point out to that spokesman that the role a good reporter and journalistic team plays IS that of an independent international observer

    March 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Lori

    We need the help of special forces.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    I know that Gadhafi is not mentally stable but I wonder how much he listens to his son and other family or close advisers. They might have other ideas about the rest of their lives.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Nina, "He has forced the UN's hand and finally they have to move into action instead of watching the US take the lead."

    Obama didn't force the UN's hand. France and Britain have been pushing for the no-fly zone and targeted strikes for weeks. Obama, as usual, was indecisive.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am wondering where man had found under rubble, I have miss what Anderson saying right now?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Gretchen

    I have a suggestion for japan,cut your losses,bury the nuclear plants with what ever it takes.sand concrete and something to shield the radiation.It just appears that they are fighting to save the nuclear plants ,just let them go and bury them before they explode and put more radiation on japan and the rest of the world.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Merl,Ohio

    US, Japan and Europe do not have permanent repositories for high level nuclear waste. That is why so many used fuel elements were being stored at the Japanese reactor site.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  9. Cindy. Wisconsin

    Hi everyone! Anderson, it's good to hear from you and your team! Thanks for staying on course everyday with the events.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  10. Nicole Netherlands

    @Jo Ann, "just sit back" don't think so, he just does not want the U.S. dragged into an other war, and he is speaking to the "general U.S. public...
    Obama will act, specially now there are Arab countries who are in support, he said something about our or the coalition is good..

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

    The Gadhafi regime is consistently irrational. It will take the international community to confront the regime's lethal hypocrisy.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, "Omama has been remarkably unengaged during all the Mideast chaos. Personally I think he doesn't know what to do."

    I totally agree with that. Obama is clueless and, as crazy as Gaddafi is, he knows it. He will be testing Obama at every turn.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  13. Janis

    Yes, the West doesn't understand anything Gadhafi says because it's not logical. Remember Anderson's interview with Gadhafi's cousin about the drugged up protesters – he kept trying to force his opinion on Anderson's logic over and over – trying to control the interview. I don't know if that's the culture of being a dictator, but it's not logical to me

    March 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  14. Merl,Ohio

    On an earlier report today from CNN 130 tons of spent fuel rods were stored among the 6 reactors in Japan. I wonder how many stored in other countries?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  15. Nikki

    Govts are not going to tell any of us that the radiation fallout is bad. First of all, there is nothing anyone can do about it and, if they did say it was dangerous, it would create widespread panic. Chances are, it is bad, even for the U.S.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  16. brandi

    i mean anderson cooper you never fail to get all the info

    March 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  17. Danny Collins

    hello, I have a question for you. How does the weather have to do with the reactor. does the cold weather help or does it really matter.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  18. Nina

    I have so much respect for Pres Obama. He has forced the UN's hand and finally they have to move into action instead of watching the US take the lead. The power is with the world not just the US. I would like to see the Arab countries also involved.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Unfortunately, I don't think Obama is being realistic about Gaddafi. He is not the type of person that you can negotiate with.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Jo Ann, Omama has been remarkably unengaged during all the Mideast chaos. Personally I think he doesn't know what to do.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  21. Andrew Rusk

    With all the secertcy about reactor number four is it possible that Japan may have been doing something they were not suppose to do i.e. weapons?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  22. Janis

    I'm very glad the Arab League is part of the coallition. You can see why it was imperative that they be a part of it. Gadhafi would have used the absence as a propaganda tool. Obama is doing this right.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Darren Hudman

    One of the main problems with the No. 4 reactor is they do not know if there is any water covering the spent rods in the pool above the reactor. Here’s a solution. Lower down from a helicopter a non-tripping spider robot from say 1000 feet or a little lower if helicopter and crew can take radiation. Lower the robot through the exploded reactor roof to the top layer of flooring. Detach robot remotely. Remotely direct the robot to the spent pool to see if water exists and how much.
    Darren Hudman
    Baton Rouge, LA

    March 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Katrina

    I am wondering why I haven't heard the media talk about the Petkau Effect in regards to the dangers of radiation. Instead of taking at face value what an anonymous diplomat said about the readings today why not research all available information. Dr. Petkau's work shows how low long-term doses of radiation can actually be more harmful than large short-term doses. And what about when it makes into the water supply, soil, food supply?
    Sadly, it will be interesting to see 20 yrs or so down the road how much the cancer rate will rise because of this catastrophe.
    I wish you would interview Dr. John W. Apsley, who has some good information and natural ways to help fight the effects.
    I would like to see Sanjay's comments about the Petkau Effect.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Nina

    @Vince
    Gadhafi's plan is to live and die in Libya and basically we are seeing that he is not ready to give up so soon.
    Qaddafi will NEVER give up his Demi-God status! He will die in Libya!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why would Gadhafi care about international isolation? He's got enough oil money to survive unless we take direct military action.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  27. lilly

    Nic you are an incredible journalist. Thanks for calling out the Gadaffi spokeman.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Chris from Indiana

    Hi AC, if the Radiation is as high as the NRC believes it to be, and the winds shift and start heading for Tokyo for several days, I'm very fearful for the Japanese people. Also, I hope you have an exit strategy.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Nina

    Great question!! They had him back peddling with "You have too much confidence,... you are not the judge" oops lol

    March 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Kenya

    Musa was contradicting himself again.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Jo Ann, Ohio

    So if the situation changes for the worse Obama will just sit back and let our allies finish the job. Why am I not surprised?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Janis

    I'm afraid Gadhafi is not going to let the protesters continue their rebellion as a peaceful enterprise even with protection from UN.

    He's trying to take control of the situation anyway he can. He doesn't like anyone else controlling it. He's a sly old fox. He's trying to negotiate when Obama said no negotiations.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Vince

    Gadhafi's plan is to live and die in Libya and basically we are seeing that he is not ready to give up so soon.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Lori

    I am really glad that the U.N. is cracking down on Gadahfi. How will it be enforced without troups in the field?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  35. lilly

    Are there satellites pointed toward Libya to make sure the cease-fire is actually happening?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Nicole Netherlands

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

    Been only following Libya news, so much conflicting stories, troops outside Benghazi, Misrata, Tobruk! or not?!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Merl,Ohio

    Anderson, Amazing the will for life and the love for another ones life seems to show all miracles. God bless this man.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I knew it, I hope he is doing ok, No hurt serious at all... He is miracle alive!!!!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Hi Anderson. Great news about this survivor and the two found by Gary Tuchman!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Krasi, Houston

    Let's hope there will be no American troops on the ground. This is never a good resolution. Granted, there is no good resolution in a situation such as this.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone. Good evening.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Nina

    Good Evening Anderson Cooper Team 360 and other bloggers

    Qaddafi continues with his bluff of illusion and it is no longer working

    March 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    March 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Krasi, Houston

    Everything this mas has said so far has been a lie. I wouldn't start believing him now.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. What a week in our world!

    I'm so happy about the man found this many days after the earthquake and tsunami. This is just the kind of thing that can lift our spirits amid all the other tragedy.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Vince

    Good evening Anderson and Team,

    That's a miracle, someone alive in all the rubble! That is certianly good news. That's a sign that there maybe more people alive...

    March 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  47. lilly

    good evening everyone!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on–you must be exhausted after the tense uncertainty of the nuclear crisis this week. Sounds like a fascinating program tonight.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, David G, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Karyn, Indiana, Jana, Chi, Samantha others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!!
    Couldn't wait forward this weekend!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight!
    Yay!!!!!! I am glad young man has been found alive in the rubble, 8 days after the earthquake and tsunami hit. That's good news! 🙂

    March 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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