Anderson Cooper Forced To Evacuate Fukushima Nuclear Plant [VIDEO]

March 15, 2011 11:15 am

Anderson Cooper reports live right before evacuating due to the explosion of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Just weeks after Anderson Cooper was attacked in Cairo while covering the government protests by the people of Egypt, the CNN reporter has had another dangerous incident. Monday night, Cooper was reporting live with nuclear expert contributor Jim Walsh on the rising smoke from the nuclear plant blast. While live on air, Cooper nervously interrupts Walsh and asks, “Should I get out of here?” Walsh reassured Cooper that he was okay, however, hours after that interview, Cooper and his CNN crew – along with various other news outlets – were forced to evacuate the area near the Fukushima nuclear plant after they realized that the series of explosions released dangerous levels of radiation.

Watch the video of Cooper nervously talking to Walsh about the nuclear explosions, hours before evacuation, below:

Due to the evacuation, the live coverage needed to be put on hold until the crew was in safe standing again. Although the footage could not continue, Cooper remained to keep the public informed when he tweeted the following:


Due to safety concerns we are leaving this area an therefore not live for the second hourless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Finally found enough fuel, now am trying to drive north away from possible nuclear problemsless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

100s nuke workers evacuated from fukushima daiichi plant but some 50 remain trying to cool reactors. I pray for themless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®