March 1, 2012

Nuclear Power After Fukushima Daiichi

An atomic energy symbol on a tower with a reflection

March 11th marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. Since the disaster, Germany has announced plans to move away from nuclear power, raising new questions about the viability of the nuclear industry as a whole, both here and abroad.

Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with John Grossenbacher, the director of the Idaho National Laboratory, about what scientists have learned from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and about the future of nuclear power.