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FRONTLINE: "INSIDE JAPAN'S NUCLEAR MELTDOWN"
February 28, 2012  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
After the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan so forcefully, the Fukushima Daaichi nuclear plant was dangerously exposed and damaged. Pools of radioactive spent fuel were exposed to the atmosphere, risking a disaster even greater than a “standard” nuclear meltdown. After a week, the government ordered a high-risk mission, to have a helicopter drop thousands of gallons of water on the site to avert a horrifying tragedy. Tonight, Frontline interviews one of the pilots, speaking for the first time about his mission prep, his point of view, and his feelings about the mission, then and now.
 
 
 
 
 
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