Yoichi Funabashi, one of Japan’s most imminent journalists and author of a new book titled "Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis," told The World that there was a lack of emergency training for that critical scenario faced on March 11, 2011.
The US and Russia have cooperated for two decades to secure Russia's nuclear stockpile, a program that was a rare bright spot in the relationship between the two powers. But while the dangers haven't decreased, Russia may be ready to end American aid because of the situation in Ukraine.
Three years after the tsunami-induced meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, PBS NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien talks about the continuing contamination crisis, and the accident that caused him to lose his arm.
How does one go about negotiating a complex and difficult topic such as the Iranian nuclear program? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with William Ury, co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-author of "Getting to Yes."
Host Marco Werman speaks with Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan about the status of the cleanup, what's at stake for the government, and the government's delicate relationship with TEPCO, the company that owns the plant.
A remarkable 17-year effort by US; Russian scientists to secure an abandoned nuclear testing facility in Kazakhstan was finally completed last fall. Host Marco Werman speaks about the largely secret operation with journalist Eben Harrell.
Japan's nuclear regulatory agency has declared an emergency over radioactive water flowing into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the government has stepped in for the first time to take a direct role in fixing the problem.
Japanese banker Tsuyoshi Yoshiwara hardly fits today's caricature of a greedy, soulless banker. Instead, he campaigns against nuclear power, pays himself a modest salary and says compassion should be his company's key virtue.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.
Two years after the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster, life is still far from normal for survivors. Anxiety over radiation and discrimination is now causing mental health problems and a slew of social problems from divorce to suicide.