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NOVA: Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

Worker at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
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Worker at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

Airs Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. With compelling stories and spectacular visuals, NOVA programs demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.

"Nuclear Meltdown Disaster" - Four years after one of history’s worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

Past episodes of NOVA are available for online viewing. NOVA is on Facebook, and you can follow @novapbs on Twitter.

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Preview

"Go inside the Fukushima power plants for the minute-by-minute story of what went wrong. Airing July 29