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March 22nd, 2011
09:49 PM ET

U.S. Banning Some Food from Japan: Join the Live Chat

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The FDA is banning certain foods from Japan from coming into the U.S over radiation concerns. Plus, a defiant Moammar Gadhafi speaks out in Libya. There's also a new message from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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  1. Merl, Ohio

    Good night everyone. Please pray for our friends in Japan and let Libya's problems be resolved.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    i hope that the survivors at least are getting access to food and water, although it sounds as though that is still a concern

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! They are hurting. My prayers go out to all of them.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Richard the Law Student

    @ Nina, I agree with you on no ground support at all and yes, to humanitarian support. I think we (America) have our plate full now with other things, but when when I see people getting killed and families being wiped out by a tank for no reason I feel bad.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Nina

    Good Night Anderson, team 360, Megan , Starr, Merl and other bloggers

    Have a wonderful week

    Thanks Anderson for bring us all the information

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    The levels of radiation on the vegs is scary!

    God bless those workers at the plant. They exhibit great courage by going to work every shift.
    Again, my thoughts & prayers go out to Japan and their tremendous loses.

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 for another informative show.
    Good night fellow writers – I wish All a safe & peaceful day tomorrow.

    That piece on Japan's grieving was devestating. Can't even have proper funerals. So tragic and sad.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Cessy - Chicago

    continued prayers for Japan...

    goodnight, everyone. Be safe.

    see you all tomorrow.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Ahmed Almaghrawi

    Thank you, Anderson and crew! Great cover as always! Gaddafi and his sons are now aware that they are not going to role Libya any more. So their policy now is to kill as many as possible, to torture as many as possible and to destroy as much as possible, before they leave Libya.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Merl, Ohio

    @ Janis, I heard that the radiation was detected very high levels at 10 miles out to sea. And also along the coastline. Fears of meltdown, which will contaminate the ground in the region.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Take care Gary and Arwa.

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

    March 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Paula, Colorado

    Even though still a crisis, it's impressive the workers have been able to make the progress they have with the nuclear plant.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. lilly

    Good night everyone!

    It's been great with blogging with all of you.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. 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!!!
    Anderson,
    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Janis

    My heart just breaks for our friends in Japan. They are all so brave. Prayers for all of you.

    Goodnight, everyone.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Nina

    So sad, so much loss of life to people, pets, animals.... Mass PTSD!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Great to share with you all tonight. Anderson and team is on top of everything as usual. Sleep well and stay safe.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    It's really scary that bodies can't be identified. I hate to think...

    March 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  18. michelle

    Those workers at the nuclear power plant has put their
    lives on the line. I think the food supply might be extensively
    contaminated. Japan will have to import most of it's food
    supply. I would think livestock would be at a bigger risk
    and that is also the food supply.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Nicole Netherlands

    Radiactive food, I remember very well after Chernobyl we couldn't eat certain kinds of food.
    What will this also do to the marine life?
    With all that (minor)radiactive winds blowing over the ocean for days..?!

    Oh, those people can't even have a proper funerial

    March 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Wow. Radiation in the Japanese food supply. That's tremendously frightening. That will be a major blow to retailers with foods imported from Japan right now, not to mention possible destruction of entire businesses that export Japanese foods.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Janis

    Japan will have to throw out vegetables for awhile. Hate to see beautiful wholesome food thrown out, but it has to be done until air is better.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Merl, Ohio

    @ Val, I agree with your comment about how we look to Japan.
    @ Nina, Darfur, good point!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Karen, MN

    Good Night!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  24. lilly

    The nuclear plant workers are amazing, risking their lives for their country.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Krasi, Houston

    The US importing dairy products or vegetables from Japan is just the shock of the day for me. What's up with that? Not enough space to grow our own here?

    March 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Nina

    Were the radioactive levels @ 1000% higher than acceptable

    March 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so lie I have see (ITV) report his reports no one death....... Thanks Anderson.........

    March 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Vince

    Anderson- It would be interesting to know what is the start date on the food products which are being banned by the US? I imagine that there may have already been stock supplies at retailers in the US prior to the radiation problems in Japan.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Val

    How do you think we look to Japan and the rest of the world, while we are dropping bombs on Libya?

    March 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Sharon Hastings

    I think that part of the problem is that NONE of the coalition countries really ever has had a fire in the belly to go in there in the first place.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Carolyn

    Wow... what a news night on AC360... so many strange news stories... and so much continued sadness... Prayers to all in Libya, & Japan, & to anyone in need, anywhere in the world!!! Good Night, Everyone... Be Well!!!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Merl, Ohio

    Japan not only exports food and cars, it also is a major supplier for all countries, of electronic components and component boards, which are used in computers, Ipods, phones, TV's, etc.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Nina

    @Richard
    So it is a choice of letting people die and fend for themselves or provide humanitarian support.

    humanitarian support yes, Ground troops, no! This started as a NATO effort with the UAE! What about Darfur and other countries?

    March 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  34. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Krasi, Houston...I want to see the proof that the money went to charity.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Bad boy Chris Brown damage or broken the window, Shame on him! He need angry management class.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  36. Krasi, Houston

    At least Trump is honest about it. It's all business to others too, but they are not going to be that honest.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  37. Richard the Law Student

    @ Merl, Ohio, I think the countries that do not want to be involved are turning a blind eye. That is what I was referring to. It is sad.

    Anyway, I think the people in Japan need more help now. We should be helping them more.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  38. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Anderson – thanks for the ITV report. Once again is demonstrates the "lies" of the Lybian gov. & minders.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  39. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    A big deal was made of getting the 'world' behind this through the UN and Arab League. Yet we now have a shaky coalition of 10 countries out of 200. Even Iraq had a coalition of 39 countries without UN endorsement. I view this as a direct reflection of the lack of leadership in the US.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  40. lilly

    Wow talk about lies, no civilian deaths.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  41. Vince

    Let's remember Libya is not a poor country – the people are just suppressed by a regime. Given freedom, the people can prosper without being a financial burden on other nations. They just need a fighting chance after 40 years of suppression.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  42. Richard the Law Student

    All we can do now is speculate to see what will happen.

    We all want peace here in America and we sure do not want to spend more money on another war.

    So it is a choice of letting people die and fend for themselves or provide humanitarian support.

    I am a tax payer here and I say help them.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  43. Derrick B.

    Hey Anderson,
    You guys keep reporting that the plane shot down is an F-15 Strike Eagle, when its actually the more Expensive F-22 Raptor!
    When looking at the clip note planes exhaust, its Forced Vectoring,thats a "Raptor" in that picture.
    Also that Yellow Banded Missle still attached to the wing clearly shows all weapons systems
    were'nt destroyed as reported!

    Derrick B.
    Redding CA.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  44. Krasi, Houston

    Richard the Law Student "But at least if all countries come together as one to fight Lybia and get rid of this dictator, then it will be a better Lybia. We need an alliance of all countries."

    That would be an ideal situation, but it can only happen if the true goal is always strictly humanitarian and there are no selfish political and economical interests involved. No country can do that. Or will do that. Whatever its leaders say on however many TV stations they say it.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  45. Nicole Netherlands

    @Mike, "this coalition is falling apart"it looks they can't stand the heat...
    I am a very peaceful person. But if you take and make the discision to go in, don't halfway throught start behaving like a todler?!
    This will result in a split Libya, and a longgoing conflict..
    No good for -anyone-

    March 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  46. Paula, Colorado

    Gadhafi has a habit of accusing the opposition of what his regime is doing.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  47. Merl, Ohio

    @ Brian Chalmers, I feel that it is not just the spent fuel pools it is also with the reactors not receiving coolant and a comprimise of the reactor core shield out of sight, poosibly under core reactor.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  48. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I am grateful for the analysis of Peter B.

    In terms of whether the opposition having the ability to fight and win their way to Tripoli, from what i've observed they may not have the training, but they do have the courage & passion.
    Remember, many Lybian army members defected to the opposition.
    My bet is on them!
    The opposition do however, require weapons and supplies to be able to move forward.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  49. dave

    When water boils the impurities are separated. What happens with all that salt water? It will leave a lot of brine, mostly I am thinking of the stored fuel rods. That would mean that the bottom rods are covered in salt not water. No cooling there.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  50. Merl, Ohio

    @ Richard the law student, I don't think anyone is turning a blind eye to Libya by what I'm seeing. I feel Gadhafi thrives on the attention the way most psychos do.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
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