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Fukushima, Japan

Overview

On March 12, 2011, Fukushima, Japan gained international attention for the partial meltdown of its nuclear power plant as a result of damage sustained from a 9.0 earthquake. Over several months, power plant workers valiantly tried to prevent further meltdown, with some ultimately sacrificing their own lives in the fight.

Riveted by unfolding events at Fukushima, the Matador community contributed videos and articles regarding the tragedy. In addition to an informational article about what happens during a nuclear meltdown written by Matador editor Carlo Alcos, you will find inspirational stories about Japanese resilience and survival.

Fukushima, Japan Articles

Hauntingly beautiful photos of nature swallowing up Fukushima’s nuclear radiation zone

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What, exactly, is a meltdown and is Fukushima the next Chernobyl?