*Miles O’Brien returns to the site of Japan’s nuclear disaster three years later — PBS Newshour

This 33-minute PBS documentary with Miles O’Brien is an excellent comprehensive look at many of the problems at Fukushima Daiichi; the safety measures being taken at Fukushima Daini; and the politics and prospects of restarting Japan’s 48 idle nuclear power plants, including the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, despite public opinion tolls that tell of 80 percent opposition to nuclear energy.

This program also addresses the ongoing contamination of the Pacific Ocean, with interviews with a local Fukushima fisherman and scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Finally, Miles interviews former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who has been pushing for the permanent phase out of all nuclear reactors in Japan and the use of alternative energy sources like solar and wind power.

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