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Global Safety Lessons From Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

March 11th, 2016

Episode 664 of 895 episodes

Five years after an earthquake and tsunami caused Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster the industry is emphasising safety. We analyse how the meltdown prompted a rethink on the way plants are operated and we hear from Lady Judge a former head of the Atomic Energy Agency in the UK. Two heavyweight British political figures have waded into the debate today about whether Britain should leave the European Union. In his first major speech since openly backing Brexit, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has said leaving the EU is a "win-win." However a former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, told campaigners for Britain to stay in the EU to make the case with "passion".One huge question they are grappling with is just how difficult it might be to unpick legislation which originates from Brussels, but is now enshrined in UK law. We get analysis from David Hall, a partner from the international law firm Burges Salmon. It has been another busy week for the BBC's Business News Team. The European Central Bank fired off a monetary policy bazooka, the US presidential primary debates saw protectionism rear its head and we also reported on a robbery at the New York Federal Reserve. We look back at the week's developments with Elaine Moore at the Financial Times in London and John Bussey, an editor of the Wall Street Journal in New York.

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