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Fukushima accident,  also called Fukushima nuclear accident or Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident accident in 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi (“Number One”) plant in northern Japan, the second worst nuclear accident in the history of nuclear power generation. The site is on Japan’s Pacific coast, in northeastern Fukushima prefecture about 100 km (60 miles) south of Sendai. The facility, operated by the Tokyo Electric and Power Company (TEPCO), was made up of six boiling-water reactors constructed between 1971 and 1979. At the time of the accident, only reactors 1–3 were operational, and reactor 4 served as temporary storage for spent fuel rods.

(Britannica, 2015)

Rare Video: Japan Tsunami

NHK World Live. (Producer). (2011, June 9). Rare video - Japan's Tsunami  [Video file]. National Geographic Channel.

Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami - 11 March 2011

Tectonic Plates and Earthquakes

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