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Hard-hitting documentary that takes an in-depth look at some of the political, economic, and social challenges that Japan - and our world - is facing.

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Sat.1:10 - 2:00
7:10 - 8:00
13:10 - 14:00
19:10 - 20:00

Aug. 2, Sat.

Decommissioning Fukushima
Part 1: The Battle to Contain Radioactivity

Japan has set out to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. It's expected to take up to 40 years and the cost will be staggering. Also, strong radiation presents a serious obstacle. The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company are trying to learn from past nuclear plant accidents in Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. What challenges are in store for Japan? In this first episode, we'll look into the never-ending struggle to contain radioactivity.