Frontline: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

Frontline: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00 p.m.

The unprecedented account of the crisis inside Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.

"Frontline" continues its investigation of nuclear safety with an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

With exclusive eyewitness testimony from key figures in the drama — including the Japanese prime minister and senior executives at the power company Tepco — "Frontline" tells the story of the workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the plant’s pitch-dark and highly radioactive reactor buildings; the nuclear experts and officials in the prime minister’s office fighting to get information as the crisis spiraled out of control; and the plant manager who disobeyed his executives’ orders when he thought it would save the lives of his workers.

Photo: A fire engine douses the spent fuel pool of Reactor 3 at Fukushima Dai-ichi.