Cooper on Nuke Plant Blast: Time for Me to Leave?

Anxiety is obvious as news of second blast comes in
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2011 8:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Not two months after he and his crew were attacked while covering the protests in Egypt, Anderson Cooper once again put himself in (or near) harm’s way, this time to cover the Japan earthquake. While reporting on the situation at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, Cooper received word of the second explosion, and promptly interrupted his interview with a nuclear expert to ask his crew how far they were from the plant and which direction the wind was blowing. He then asked the nuclear expert how likely it would be for Japanese authorities to expand the evacuation zone—then quickly interrupted again to clarify, “The subtext here is, should I get out of here?” Watch the video, via Mediaite, in the gallery or click for more on Japan. (Read more Anderson Cooper stories.)

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