Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Nuclear disaster in Japan

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was due to a 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture initiated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and the only other accident to receive the Level 7 event classification of the International Nuclear Event Scale.

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The decision is highly controversial and staunchly opposed by environmentalists and local fishermen and farmers, among others.
Credit: CBS News - Published 5 days ago

The water was used to cool the Fukushima nuclear plant which went into meltdown in 2011.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

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