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March 15th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Walsh: Situation at Japan nuclear plant deteriorating

After a another blast at the Fukushima nuclear plant Monday, the Japanese government is working to cool the reactor and contain potential danger. International Security Analyst and CNN Contributor Jim Walsh says the workers at the plant are putting their lives on the line to contain the radiation and might even pay the ultimate price.

Walsh talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the risks associated with the problems at the nuclear plant and the possibility of containing the potential hazards.

Filed under: Health • Japan Earthquake • Security • World
March 15th, 2011
09:25 AM ET

Is California due for a massive earthquake?

Simon Winchester is the author of Newsweek's most recent cover story, "The Scariest Earthquake is Yet to Come". In it, Winchester says the West Coast of the U.S. is next in line for a massive quake.

Winchester, a journalist and geologist, talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the disaster in Japan and his Newsweek story.

Filed under: Japan Earthquake • Science • U.S.
March 15th, 2011
08:48 AM ET

American finds higher ground, films tsunami

Brian Barnes was in the coastal town of Otsuchi, Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck. He had just enough time to get to safety, and to film the disaster.

Barnes returned to the U.S. Monday night and tells Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about his experience.

Filed under: Japan Earthquake
March 15th, 2011
08:36 AM ET

Japan radiation: Who could be at risk?

Damage to nuclear reactors in Japan has caused radiation leaks. How harmful could the radioactive material be to the surrounding areas? And, might the U.S. be threatened by the radioactive material?

David Brenner is the Director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University. He talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about any potential risks facing Americans.

Filed under: Health • Japan Earthquake • U.S.
March 15th, 2011
08:07 AM ET

American survives quake, walks 20 hours to find girlfriend

Zack Branham is a 24 year-old American who was in Japan teaching English when the quake struck.

Branham made it through the quake but had no idea if his girlfriend, who was at a coastal town four miles away, also survived. Determined to locate her, Branham traveled by foot for 20 hours through impassable roads until he finally found his girlfriend.

Branham talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about his experience.

Filed under: Japan Earthquake • U.S.
March 15th, 2011
07:08 AM ET

Red Cross Spokesperson in Japan: 'It really is a scene from hell'

Japan's coastal town of Otsuchi was one of the hardest hit by the quake and tsunami. The rescue and relief effort is underway there, as officials believe more than half the town's population of 19,000 could be buried under rubble.

Patrick Fuller, the International Red Cross' designated spokesperson in Japan, speaks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about what he's seeing on the ground in Japan.

Filed under: Japan Earthquake • World
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