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11/03/2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster

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Radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant at unimaginable levels

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Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Problem Explained (CNN)

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Fukushima Is Still Melting Down...

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A New Source of Fukushima Radiation Was Just Found, Now What?

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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    • Essentials 

    • Accident 

    • Plant description 

    • Analysis of the response 

    • Prior safety concerns 

    • Event rating 

    • Aftermath 

    • Reactions