Fukushima: On the Frontline

WITH JOEL LAMBERT

Joel Lambert in Fukushima (DCL)

SUNDAY 21ST AUGUST, 8PM

Five years ago, Japan was rocked by a devastating earthquake that resulted in nuclear disaster. Now, former Navy SEAL Joel Lambert visits Fukushima to provide frontline reports on the efforts of its people.

Joel meets engineers and workers at the forefront of the decommissioning challenges, and learns about decontamination; safety measures on reactors; disposal of radioactive waste; and technological innovation in the purification and storage of contaminated water.

With the clean-up estimated to take another 40 years, Joel heads inside the facility to report on the current status of the nuclear power station, and interviews the people waiting to return to their hometown. How can we prepare ourselves for possible future disasters using the experiences and knowledge we have gained from this tragedy?