What happens after a nuclear accident

There’s been a lot of attention on Japan this week because of Sunday’s one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that caused extensive damage, including to the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi powerstation. We discussed nuclear safety on today’s show.

The BBC produced a documentary that examines ongoing decontamination efforts to remove and dispose of huge quantities of contaminated soil and concrete.

The documentary — which Kerri Miller calls “excellent” — questions whether attempting to remove such contamination is really effective or necessary, and contrasts the fears of radiation with the scientific reality.

Take a listen.

-Stephanie Curtis, social media host