CNN’s Anderson Cooper Ends Live Japan Report Early

CNN’s Anderson Cooper was planning on doing a live two hour program from Japan this evening. However, the 360 anchor tweeted the following alarming message around 11:00 p.m. EST:

Due to safety concerns we are leaving this area an therefore not live for the second hour.”

Cooper was referring to the radioactive levels around the Fukushima Daiiichi nuclear complex, which have increased. Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan, speaking in a televised news conference Tuesday, said that radioactive levels around the Nuclear Power Station were now high and urged people to remain calm.

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