BOSTON (CBS) – Are You Afraid Of Nuclear Power? John Rosenthal, author of the article “Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare Is Ours Too,” squares off against engineer and nuclear expert Marc Goldsmith on the threat of nuclear power. Originally broadcast April 8th, 2011.
CORRECTION-CLARIFYING PLANT AND LOCATIONAn aerial photo shows the quake-damaged Fukushima Dai-Ni nuclear power plant in the town of Naraha and Tomioka in the Futaba district of Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere on March 12 at one plant - Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant (11 kms to the north of Dai-Ni) - to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)