NBC’s Richard Engel: “If there were ever to be some sort of nuclear apocalypse, this is what the morning after would look like” (VIDEO)

Published: March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm ET


Title: Richard Engel journeys to Fukushima evacuation zone
Source: Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC
Date: March 3, 2012

Richard Engel: If there were ever to be some sort of nuclear apocalypse, this is what the morning after would look like. Entire towns just abandoned, lifeless, left exactly as they were. Nothings coming back.

Richard Engel’s full report, ‘The Fallout,’ airs Wednesday, Mar. 7 at 10 pm/9 c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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Published: March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm ET


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19 comments to NBC’s Richard Engel: “If there were ever to be some sort of nuclear apocalypse, this is what the morning after would look like” (VIDEO)

  • Bobby Smith bob

    Richard Engel,May be the best journalist on the Earth.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Yikes, that place is creepy.

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      What's creepy is that nothing is being done around Fukushima: compare the lame and futile Tepco temperature-control ruse to the colossal $1 Bil plus, multi-national Russian-European domed arch, being constructed on rails a safe distance from the cracked and leaking Chernobyl sarcophagus #2, which arch will be assembled and later rolled into position, inside which contamination management efforts can begin.

      It is a disgrace that Japanese and related nuclear authorities, and their hired media, have been so adept at perception management that virtually no consensus has developed regarding a proper Fuku containment solution, as well as a disappointment that otherwise concerned bloggers see no lessons to be learned by recognizing the astounding disparities between the 2 containment approaches.

      See the effort being undertaken for Novarka (The New Arch) here, and then see how you feel about the Japanese tempurature-control and ocean-dilution solutions:


  • DannieJ DannieJ

    1 km?

    I'm impressed. I wouldn't get closer than a 100.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Saying, "If there ever was a nuclear apocalypse." This sounds like Japan isn't already a nuclear apocalypse and that we aren't by using nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants already ensuring that there is no escaping a nuclear apocalypse. What is he doing going within 1 km. of Fukushima Daiichi in only a little mouth mask? A nuclear apocalypse is so much worse than an empty store. With a nuclear winter there will be no way to grow food and there will be untold misery, disease, and starvation. And there will be no wind or solar power even possible any more.

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Also, "this is what it would look like" allows an audience to imagine themselves looking at it or, more likely, allows an audience to imagine themselves sitting on the couch munching chips as usual while some intrepid paper-masked journalist describes the scene.

  • Ganxet Ganxet

    i think this is next corner super market, who cares… he was alloed to film only 1000meters fron NPP?
    Is there an exclusion zone of 20miles?
    What does it mean?

  • LloydJHart LloydJHart

    Hey folks, I have been fighting nuclear power for decades and several years ago I designed a new radiation symbol based on the old one and then put it on a shirt. Check it out.