Meltdown: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future
by Dr. Fred Bortz
Author's selected Meltdown! video links
Dancing Buildings In Tokyo Japan 3-11-2011. The earthquake causes the Shinjuku Center Building in Tokyo Japan to sway from side to side.
National Geographic "Rare Video: Japan Tsunami." Excellent explanation and graphics besides videos of the tsunami from various viewpoints.
BBC News "Japan hit by tsunami after massive earthquake"
BBC News "Japan earthquake: Moment tsunami hit Miyako City" Dramatic video showing the tsunami crashing over a seawall, carrying vehicles and buildings with it and taking down power lines.
UK Channel 4 news story, "Tsunami: rescuers reach 'desolate' town of Ofunato" Ofunato is the town described on pp. 11-12 of Meltdown!
Voice of America, "Rescue Teams Reach Tsunami-Stricken Town" (Ofunato)
Voice of America, August 1, 2011, "Japan's Tsunami-Ravaged Fishing Communities Fight Back" (Rikuzentakata, not mentioned in Meltdown! and Ofunato)
BBC News Japan earthquake: Footage of blast at nuclear plant (The explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Reactor #1)
BBC News Japan quake: Fresh explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant (The explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Reactor #3)
MSNBC story "Japan races to restore power at crippled reactors." See military helicopters dumping water on damaged reactors and hear discussion of spent fuel pools. (Preceded by brief advertisement.)
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