Monday, March 22, 2021

Ten Years Later: Fukushima Daiichi, Japan

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Pollution, Technology

"On 11 March 2011, an earthquake cut power to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and a tsunami wiped out emergency generators. Three reactor cores exploded, releasing the highest amount of radioactivity in the environment since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Although cleanup in Fukushima has been in progress for 10 years, many years remain before all the melted fuel debris will be removed from the damaged reactors."

This  video (4m 38s) shows the nuclear power plant today and also the impact of this disaster on the adjacent community.

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