• picture
  • picture
PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Japan Update with Arjun Makhijani

Published: August 11, 2012


By Jessica Ilyse Smith


Arjun Makhijani (Photo: Francisco Martinez)


(stream/download) as an MP3 file

Hear nuclear engineer Arjun Makhijani explain the elements of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Living on Earth's Steve Curwood and Bruce Gellerman catch up with Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.Dr. Makhijani explains how the nuclear waste problem is key to the disaster. He also raises questions about whether the earthquake damaged piping and pumps at the power station, rendering it impossible to control even if there had been adequate back up power to run the cooling systems.

Back to Japan Nuclear Disaster


 

Living on Earth wants to hear from you!

P.O. Box 990007
Prudential Station
Boston, MA, USA 02199
Telephone: 1-617-287-4121
E-mail: comments@loe.org

Donate to Living on Earth!
Living on Earth is an independent media program and relies entirely on contributions from listeners and institutions supporting public service. Please donate now to preserve an independent environmental voice.

Newsletter
Living on Earth offers a weekly delivery of the show's rundown to your mailbox. Sign up for our newsletter today!

Major funding for Living on Earth is provided by the National Science Foundation.

Committed to healthy food, healthy people, a healthy planet, and healthy business.

Innovating to make the world a better, more sustainable place to live.

Kendeda Fund, furthering the values that contribute to a healthy planet.

The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment: Committed to protecting and improving the health of the global environment.

Contribute to Living on Earth and receive, as our gift to you, an archival print of one of Mark Seth Lender's extraordinary hummingbird photographs. Follow the link to see Mark's current collection of photographs.