Alex Chadwick and Miles O’Brien talk about Miles’ recent trip to Japan where he was one of the first journalists to enter the Fukushima Daiichi plant since the earthquake and meltdown in 2011.




Three years ago, as Japan struggled to contain the Fukushima meltdown, officials in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s emergency operations center scrambled to understand the nature of the disaster and to determine how the U.S. should respond. At BURN’s request, the NRC later released tapes of the ops center deliberations. Alex spoke about the recordings with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal in February, 2012.


You can find a transcript of the NRC recordings and more at Marketplace.