Fukushima Five Years after the Disaster   Leave a comment


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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in northeastern Japan, initiated primarily by the tsunami that was triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. The damage caused by the tsunami produced equipment failures, and without this equipment a loss-of-coolant accident followed, resulting in three nuclear meltdowns and the release of radioactive material beginning on 12 March. It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and the second disaster (after Chernobyl) to be given the Level 7 event classification of the International Nuclear Event Scale.

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Stacked bags filled with contaminated topsoil.

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Japan_Nuclear_power_plants_map

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Posted February 26, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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