Japan struggles to control nuclear crisis

March 15, 2011

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Japanese self-defense forces search for missing people in Otsuchi on the northeastern coast of Japan.

The death toll following Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami has reached 3,400 and is expected to rise. Meanwhile, the nuclear crisis continues to unfold at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in the northeast. There have been three explosions and one fire at the plant since Friday’s earthquake, which damaged Fukushima’s cooling systems. According to the Japanese government, radiation levels have fallen since a spike this morning, but the crisis is not over. Aileen Mioko Smith, executive director of the Japanese environment group Green Action, will give us a sense of where things are headed with Japan's nuclear crisis.