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you are live in the cnn "newsroom." i'm jim acosta. too close for comfort. recent shelling has landed within 100 meters of reactor buildings at the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
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that's barely over 300 feet. the international atomic energy agency warning this heightens the risk of a potential nuclear accident. radioactivity levels are within normal range right now, but that could change at any moment and thousands of residents living in the shadow of this plant are all too aware of the dangers as city authorities are now handing out iodine pills in case of a nuclear disaster. cnn's sam kiley has the latest from zaporizhzhia in ukraine. >> reporter: jim, the ukrainian authorities remain deeply concerned about what might happen at the zaporizhzhia power plant. for the first time now issuing iodine tablets to the population here in zaporizhzhia. we're only about 20 miles from that nuclear power station. of course iodine being given out as a potential pro-phylacticrop. this boils down to the problem that the nuclear power station is on the frontline being used as a firebase by the russians.
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the russians claim the ukrainians are shooting back at it. there's no independent evidence of that. the russians are shelling their own locations. according to the international atomic energy agency a building inside the compound about 100 yards or so from one of the reactors was hit in some kind of artillery or rocket attack. that is potentially the most worrying latest scenario in a number, you'll recall, just a few days ago the main power line into the whole plant was cut. there were four of them. three had already been broken. now the fourth one was cut. that was restored but had it not been restored it would have put a great strain on the cooling systems around the nuclear reactors. now we've heard from energoatom
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if there were any significant problems at the nuclear power station in radioactive fallout, it would blow into russian territory signaling to the russians quite literally the dangers of actual blow back were they to do something irresponsible in this plant and rafael gross grossi hoped to ge inspectors into the plant on behalf of the u.n. in the next few days and said this latest news of the damage to a building there by shelling underlines the emergency nature of that visit. jim? >> all right, sam kiley, thank you very much. i'm joined by someone who literally wrote the book on this. kate brown. the author of "manual for survival: a chernobyl guide to the future." also cnn national security analyst steve hall. kate, shells exploding a football field distance away,
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iodine pills being handed out that is scary stuff. what is your view of where we are with the risk to what is obviously a very sensitive installation? >> well, the risk level is now very high. i'm personally alarmed. so is the head of the international atomic energy agency. they've been shouting, sending out the alarm for the last week or so. last thursday when the power went out, i just want to tell you that about four to eight hours once the power goes out before you have a threat of a meltdown, a nuclear meltdown. that would be a situation like fukushima that was on the coast and a lot of radioactivity that was released went into the pacific ocean. landlocked ukraine, that radiation will spread over areas where people live. >> steve, early on there was a
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similar standoff at zaporizhzhia. but instead of lessons being learned, this time it's even more perilous. what does that tell you about how this war is dragging on and perhaps the desperation level is taking this to the brink. >> russia and vladimir putin feels he cannot lose the war no matter the cost which even under seminormal circumstances, no matter what the cost, we're going to shell civilian buildings. we've almost become used to the russians waging war like that. when we're talking about the largest nuclear power plant in europe certainly in ukraine, this is beyond the pale. vladimir putin says it doesn't matter to me that much whether there's a power plant or not.
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we're possibly going to create a false flag as many people like to call it where we do damage and blame it on the ukrainians. these are things civilized people do not do. >> and, kate, you pointed out during previous nuclear emergencies government can mobilize a response, take control of the area, handle evac evacuations. if one breaks down in an active war zone, that's a different story. >> yeah. look at the soviet union, japan, fully functioning countries and they said the soviet union sent in 600,000 people to help lick wh liquidate the chernobyl. should that plant melt down, is ukraine going to do it? is russia going to do it? we have ukrainian authorities
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running, overlooking the plant. ukrainian employees. but russia has the territory. what are we going to do? international atomic has been trying to get inspectors in there for the past month. i fear we won't have emergency service that is can go in. firefighters, people to rush other people to hospitals. when your reporter talked about the handing out of potassium iodine, that is just for one radiation symptom, to prevent thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. radiation can cause immediate radiation sickness. they can get burns and die from it. 30,000 men died from chernobyl exposure. that was workers.
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it doesn't include children, women, or anyone in heavily exposed areas of belarus or russia. off the record ukrainian officials think 150,000 people died from just in ukraine so we're talking about a really serious possible accident. >> is it your sense that the russians are being intentionally reckless? neighboring countries would ultimately suffer if there's some sort of disaster. >> i think you just have to look, jim, how the russians wage war. they've shown no remorse. and so the idea they might blow something up, take a reactor offline and blame the ukrainians is consistent with the way the russians have done business before. if there's a serious meltdown
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that happens at this nuclear plant, the russians will withdraw and leave literally this steaming, contaminated thing for the ukrainians to deal with who are, of course, already stretched as far as a country can be with regard to infrastructure and trying to fight the war. what really needs to happen in my view is you have to get the iaea in there, have some sort of demilitarization of this area. that's human common sense. fight about whatever you're going to fight but leave this out of it. the consequences are so, so severe. we know this from chernobyl and fukushima and some of the other accidents that have happened, jim. >> right. we know what the consequences could be. kate brown, steve hall, thank you so much. let's hope the world is paying attention to this. coming up the buffalo bills released their punter amid claims he participated in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl. details next. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." ne!
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the buffalo bills have released punter matt araiza amid allegations he took part in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl. araiza is one of three men accused in a civil lawsuit of raping the girl at an off campus party last year while he attended san diego state university. cnn is following the story for us. what do we know so far? >> reporter: jim, good evening. the buffalo bills making the decision to release matt araiza just days after he and two of his former college teammates have accused in that lawsuit. the team general manager saying this was their best action to take and their culture in buffalo was more important than winning football games. take a listen. >> we tried to be thorough and thoughtful, and not rush to judgment and i would say it's not easy. you are trying to put facts around a legal situation sometimes with limited information.
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>> the nfl rookie and his co-defendants xavier leonard and nolan were on the san diego football team at the time of the incident last october. according to a lawsuit filed last week by the plaintiff's attorney, the three men are accused of gang raping a then 17-year-old girl during a halloween party off campus. the complaint alleges that the girl was separated from her friends at the party and then met araiza who could observe she was heavily intoxicated and handed her a drink anyway. the filing states that araiza eventually led her to a bedroom where there were at least three other men including leonard and ewaliko. the lawsuit alleges she was raped for about an hour and a half until the party was shut down and then stumbled out of the room bloody and crying. according to the lawsuit the girl reported the alleged incident to the next day and underwent a rape exam at a hospital. araiza's attorney is disputing the claim saying his client did not rape the accuser, never used
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any force against her and maintains that she was not visibly intoxicated. araiza releasing a statement through his attorney, quote, the facts of the incident are not what they are portrayed in the lawsuit or in the press. i look forward to quickly setting the record straight. as for the two other men, leonard's attorney declined to comment but. the san diego county district attorney's evidence says police have submitted the investigation and are reviewing it but did not say when a charging decision might be made. the university is also investigating. jim? >> all right, chris gguyen, thank you. 359 children killed by monsoon rains and flooding in pakistan since june. pakistan's federal minister posted this video. very dramatic footage.
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she says at least 33 million people have been impacted by the deadly flooding. the minister says pakistan is in the middle of one of the most serious climate catastrophes. the country is in its eighth cycle of monsoon rains which comes after a summer of extreme heat. back here in the u.s. in a historic move california regulators voted to ban the sale of new gasoline cars by the year 2035, one of the first such plans anywhere in the world and multiple states expected to follow suit. chief climate correspondent bill weir joins me now. bill, that 2035 deadline is not that far away. and some people see it as pretty drastic. california often leads the way on this issue and they seemed to be doing it here. >> absolutely and they probably wouldn't do it any other time in human history but the climate crisis a timed test.
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the clock is getting louder as you can see as you show what's happening to our water cycle in so many different countries. it is hugely ambitious and they have to go from right now they sell about, what is it, 12%. they have to jump that up to 35% of the cars sold in california. just in the next three years. and then it has to go up to close to 70% by 2030 and then 100% by 2035. and that includes 1.9 million charging stations california will have to build and then there's transmission lines to carry all the power that's charging these things hopefully from clean sources. that's the point. it is hugely ambitious. the scientists and activists would say it's not enough. they are calling for a zero ban by 2030, five years sooner than that. they're hoping, the folks in california, this will work. a market signal because so many states follow.
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washington state announced they will copy california. new york will probably follow and that's a third of american vehicles. you can see the pressure of that consumer base who really wants this. "consumer reports" study said i think it was about 36% of americans would definitely or seriously consider buying an electric vehicle their next one. a smaller percentage say they definitely wouldn't. at one point there were enough model as and ts on the road that we weren't going back to horses. the tailpipe is on its way to extinction. this doesn't outlaw gas-powered cars so gas stations will be in california's future for coming generations. there will be a lot of used cars. some may hold on to those old gas burning cars longer than they would have.
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california is leading the vanguard. >> your take on some of these incredible discoveries, all caused by this extreme drought we're seeing. the extreme drought is a terrible thing and it's a very serious indicator with climate change. in texas dinosaur tracks. in europe their drought pushing water levels in the danube so low more than 20 world war ii-era nazi warships were apparently found. are we going to be making more and more discoveries like this? what's going on here? >> it is probably thrilling to historians and paleontologists to see the manifestations of the things they study, horrifying to earth scientists because, again, it shows the water cycle we learned in seventh grade is completely unpredictable now. there's a lot more moisture in the air or porched soil and thirsty plants and less in our
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lakes and riverbeds. all of the glimpse of the not so ancient past are coming up. i think given what we grew accustomed to people say we have to worry about saving the planet. the planet will be fine. it's been spinning through fire and ice 4.5 billion years. it's us, life as we know it, that we have built next to these bodies of water and based on predictable weather patterns. all of that is up in the air right now. i see these as real bright red warning lights on the dashboard. >> yeah. maybe weep s should look at the dinosaur tracks and take them to heart. they didn't stick around forever. >> the dinosaurs thought it was going to be that way forever. how quickly we can adopt. the greatest leaps in human evolution came at times of climate change in the past.
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rachel richardson wrote friday night against brigham young my fellow african american teammates and i were targeted and racially heckled. the slurs and comments grew into threats which caused us to feel unsafe. both the officials and byu coaching staff were made aware of the incident during the game but failed to take the necessary steps to stop the unacceptable behavior and create a safe environment. they failed to adequately address the situation immediately following the game when it was brought to their attention again. no athlete regardless of their race should ever be subject to such hostile conditions. raven ard richardson's god mared she was told to watch her back. brigham young athletics apologized saying the fan has now been banned from all byu athletic venues. with me now too talk about this is former president and ceo of the naacp.
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cornell, thank you so much for talking about this. i know we scrambled to get you last second. this is so critically important to talk about. we are 75 years after jackie robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. why are athletes still having to deal with this? and, i guess, what is your reaction to what happened? >> this is a good and hard question to ask. when we think about a black woman and black women during this time of treatment decades after jesse owens endured racial taunts in the era of nazi germany this is disturbing. my reaction is take note of the grace, the courage, the dignity of rachel richardson and her teammates and juxtapose that to the ugliness of the fan and the, i would argue, the moral incompetence and the inaction of
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the byu officials, coach, and their leadership. it is a stark contrast. the fact these women endured this racial trauma does not deny the existing of racial trauma. the fact they conducted themselves with such dignity that they completed the game does not mean a belabored and late apology is either sufficient while certainly necessary. what has to be done here, and we need to be clear about this, jim, whenever a player is subjected to violence, the game should stop. it should be suspended until the violence stomaps. if somebody came on to the court and began to beat, hit or kick the player, the game would be suspended. the violence would be disrupted
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and then the game might continue. that did not happen here. we need to be very clear about this. the players conducted themselves in a way that is commendable. byu conducted itself in a way that is, frankly, deplorable. >> and what should the ncaa do about this? should there be some action that's taken? >> absolutely. the fact of the matter is we should not depend on brave, young people to set the moral standard for college athletics. our players should have a policy they're protected, think about their psychological security in the same way we think about their physical security. no fan should be allowed to call any human being the n word repeatedly and then to threaten them as the game continues. >> and lebron james tweeted to richardson's godmaother, tell hr
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to stand tall. we have her back. this is not a sport. so many like lebron james have rallied in the wake of the attention the sickening incident has gotten. what do you think? are we rallying enough around these young ladies? what more needs to be done? >> we have to send a signal as a society that we stand with these athletes and stand against anyone who stands against racism. we need to provide the emotional and psychological support, solidarity in moments like this. we have to go beyond to look at policies. that means byu needs to step up and step forward with the policy. we're not calling you out. we're calling you up. byu has to be called up in terms of articulating a policy, what they're going to do to train their team, officials, those who in leadership to respond to this
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moment. this happens and the players note this, this is not aberrational. this happens on, if not an everyday basis, it certainly has happened many times before and not only at the college level but even in our high schools. policy is the appropriate response. in the long term emotional support in the short term. >> thank you so much for coming on to discuss this very important issue. we appreciate it. good to see you. >> thank you. florida governor ron desantis has suspended four broward county school board members after a grand jury report into the parkland school shooting. the governor's office says they were suspended because of incompetence, neglect of duty. a safety alarm could have saved lives but still remains uninstalled in multiple schools today. one of the suspended board members calls it political
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retribution and points out all four were elected to office multiple times including after the tragedy at parkland. in texas those who lost loved ones in the uvalde school shooting are demanding change. they joined a march for our lives rally outside the state capitol in austin urging the legislature and governor to raise the minimum wage to buy assault style weapons from 18 to 21. >> when we had a conversation with governor abbott, when he finally came to uvalde to speak to us, he asked us, what can i do to help you guys? and i immediately asked change the laws. we need stricter gun laws. we need the age to be raised to 21. and he replied back telling us that mental illness was the big cause of it all, not that he was going to change the laws, but mental illness was the cause of it. i told him -- i immediately told
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him, i understand there's mental illness, but you are making it accessible and easy for these people to purchase guns under 18, at 18 years old, to kill our kids. >> this comes days after the uvalde school board voted unanimously to fire the school district police chief peter arredonda. he faced scrutiny for the response to the mass shooting at robb elementary. officers waited more than an hour before confronting the 18-year-old gunman inside a classroom. 19 children and 2 teachers were killed. my next guest is a pediatrician, one of more than a dozen residents who formed a group called uvalde strong for gun safety. it advocates for stronger gun safety measures and safer schools. he told congress what he saw that day. >> children whose bodies had been pulverized, decapitated, whose flesh had been ripped ap apart, that the only clue of
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their identities was a blood splatter clinging to them. >> and dr. roy guerrero joins me live. doctor, great to see you. we, of course, all remember your testimony from that day. it was very powerful. of course everything you went through it's just unbelievable. you went to the protest in austin yesterday. why did you feel it was necessary to go? >> basically because the family members need everyone's support. i've said from the beginning, we're going to try to make this as visible for as long as possible and not become one of the forgotten school shootings. we have a habit in the u.s. to go through these circumstances and have a tenden scy to forget they happened. the leadership of our small town to anybody who can stand behind at this point in time.
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>> is the state of texas listening, do you think? what would you say to governor abbott if you were listening right now? >> it's difficult. what i would tell greg abbott, first of all, shame on you for not attending any of the funerals of the kids or teachers brutally massacred in a texas school. i feel they are listening but passively listening. nothing has been done to change it. the parents and our community are angry. we're fighting for the change. the biggest messages voices aren't going to be silenced anytime soon. >> and peter arredondo respectfully requests the board reinstate him with all back pay and benefits and close the
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complaint as unfounded. some of the language i'm surprised they would use in that statement. some are calling the entire police force to be fired. where do you stand on all of this? >> i think transparency has been blurred if not clouded throughout the whole process and i think definitely if the clarity isn't brought to light soon and more facts aren't presented to these family members and community members, yes, definitely. a new start with a brand-new police force. we need more answers to make that decision. >> and students in uvalde will be returning to school on september 6th to a new school building. you've told parents they are within their rights to keep their kids home as long as they see fit, telling them do not send them and we'll see what
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happens. what do you hope will be done if kids don't return and what's your assessment of the community as some kids are going back to school? it's going to be a tremendously difficult time for everybody. >> yes. being the only pediatrician in town but there are family doctors that see another part of the population. the vast majority are going to other private schools or not returning to school at all and seeking other online avenues for their kids' education. it's tough. the majority of these families, these kids, these parents don't feel safe going back to the school district the way that it is now. there have been some measures made as security measures, cameras and a call for a newly expanded police presence at all of the schools. but whether or not this will
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actually bring back the confidence of these parents to send these children to uvalde isd is a question that won't be answered anytime soon. i guess we'll find out come september 6th if they are going to send their kids back to schools in their current state. >> dr. guerrero, ever since the uvalde shooting there have been other mass shootings. in 2022 more than 400 mass shootings and we're not even to september yet. what's it going to take to stop this? >> i think it takes the list i started off with, everyone not being complacent, being quiet and wait to go see what will happen next. my biggest concern with this march on the capitol yesterday, we are calling to raise the age
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to buy a weapon to 21. does that truly help the problem? is a 21-year-old mind developed enough and matured enough to make the same decision at 18 years old? i'm not so sure about that. the other fear the government in general will agree to raise the age to 21 to make it seem like they actually did something when nothing has happened yet up to this point. in efforts to re-elect themselves and not really offer the good of the general public. >> all right, dr. roy guerrero, it's still hard to this day to think about what these kids have gone through, what these families have gone through. i see the picture of the doctor in the cape. thanks for everything you've done. i'm sure they've given that to you because of all the wonderful things you've done. thanks for your time. we appreciate it. hang in there. car vendinding machines,
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we are counting down to the first mission in 50 years. "artemis" nasa's most powerful will lift off from kennedy. no crew members aboorpd but it's hoped the space flight will be the first to land humans on mars. >> reporter: it's been a long time since nasa's had its own candle to light. >> liftoff. >> reporter: 11 years since the last space shuttle launch, 50 years since the last launch of the "apollo" program. but now "apollo's" mythological twin sister "artemis" is on the launch pad and ready to fly.
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>> to all of us that gaze up at the moon dreaming of the day humankind returns to the lunar surface, folks, we're here. >> reporter: the sls is years behind schedule, billions over budget. but it's also the most powerful rocket ever built and it's designed to launch people even deeper into space than the moon. >> our sights are not set on the moon. our sights are set clearly on mars. >> reporter: but first it has to pass this uncrewed test flight with only mannequins onboard. "artemis" will launch from the kennedy space center but mission control is at the johnson space center in houston, texas. >> this is "apollo control" houston. >> reporter: the same place that controlled every "apollo" and shuttle mission. >> this is where it all happens as far as human space flight. >> reporter: rick is in charge of it all but he and his team have been training in this room for this moment for over three
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years. >> when flight day comes, it's a whole different ball game. it's when it gets real. >> reporter: after launch the sls rocket will separate from the orion capsule on top. orion will fly a quarter of a million miles to the moon and then go 40,000 miles beyond it, farther than any spacecraft designed to carry humans has ever flown. >> we're going to swing by the moon. and when we swing by it on the way there, we're going to be 60 miles off the surface. it's going to be incredible, the pictures we get as we go by will be impressive. >> reporter: after orbiting the moon for more than two weeks orion will head back to earth hitting speeds of around 25,000 miles per hour and temperatures half the surface of the sun, something engineers can't replicate here on earth. >> the number one highest priority for our mission is actually to test the heat shield. >> liftoff of space shuttle "columbia." >> reporter: seven astronauts were killed on "columbia."
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testing it on "artemis" is crucial. >> it's really a stepping stone, a milestone to get humans back into the vicinity of the moon. and that is awesome. >> reporter: victor glover is one of more than 40 in the running to fly on "artemis 2" and "artemis 3" which will land the first woman and the first person of color on the moon. >> we explore for all people, but now we can actually say we explore with all people. >> reporter: kristen fisher, cnn washington. coming up an incredible rescue of a man who fell 100 feet and lived to tell the tale. but first, here's cnn ace christine romans with your "before the bell report." jim, what is usually a quiet, late summer has been anything but for investors. once minor economic reports are now scrutinized for any clues in the battle of red-hot inflation. jerome powell exactly one year ago acknowledged inflation only in narrow categories and then called it transitory. remember?
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a year later, a commitment to see the inflation fight through. >> we are taking forceful and rapid steps to moderate demand so that it comes into better alignment with supply and to keep inflation expectations anchored. >> this week only a few days left in august along with a data-palooza for the recession game. that critical jobs report for august set to be released later this week. the jobs market has remained incredibly firm in the face of recession fears and rising interest rates. the fed meets in september and is certain to raise interest rates again in its fight against high prices. the cure for inflation, of course, has its own side effect, it makes consumer borrowing more expensive for cars, homes, student loans, credit cards. the 30-year fixed rate mortgage starts at 5.55%, double what it was last year. in new york, i'm christine romans.
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