Jeffrey Deskovic was 16 years old when he was arrested for the murder of a female classmate he hardly knew. Although he was innocent, he was convicted of murder and spent the next decade and a half in prison. He was exonerated at age 34, robbed of most of his early adult life.
This week, Japanese scientists are admitting that the radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant were much worse than initially reported. Mitsuo Sato has a farm in nearby Naraha, part of the nuclear exclusion zone. He hasn't been allowed home to feed his animals in nearly two months. The last time he was there, he was forced to let his prized beef cattle loose to roam. The land is not safe for his grandchildren to live on and he is unsure when things will ever return to normal.
We're still making sense of how exposure to radiation affects people's health, but it's long been known that children are the most vulnerable. Dr. James Yamazaki was one of the doctors who first studied the effects of radiation on children. A Japanese-American veteran of World War Two, he traveled to Nagasaki in 1949 and found high rates of leukemia and disabilities. Now 95 years old, he is passionate about the dangers of nuclear weapons.