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11/03/2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster

An earthquake caused the active reactors to shut down their fission cores. Because emergency generators were disabled by the tsunami, reactors were not cooled. This was followed by three nuclear meltdowns and release of radioactive material in 3 units. 37 people were harmed and 2 workers were taken to a hospital.

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