21 February, 17:43

Progress and problems in Fukushima cleanup

By Molly Seder
WASHINGTON (VR)– It seems that Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster will never end. A report out Thursday found more radioactive nuclear was spilling out of a storage vault. The good news: the spill probably won’t reach the Pacific Ocean. But still, might the implications of this toxic waste entering the environment be dire? And how is the Japanese public reacting to more bad news?

For an assessment of what is happening on the ground now at Fukushima and discussion of the wider context, VR’s Molly Seder spoke with Catherine Higley, Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics at Oregon State University. Higley specializes in radio-ecology.

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