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Fukushima Dai-ichi (March 2011)

History's Worst Nuclear Disasters

Fukushima Dai-ichi (March 2011)

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The earthquake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011, stirred up a devastating tsunami that has been blamed for thousands of deaths. It also triggered a series of accidents and failures at the Fukushima nuclear plant, leaving experts scrambling to avoid meltdowns.

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    From Chernobyl to the March 2011 crisis in Japan, these disasters rank among the most devastating nuclear accidents to date.

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  • B-29 Raid Against Japan
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    As the United States bombards the Japanese islands in 1945, low-level air attacks can be heard in the first-ever direct broadcast of a B-29 raid.

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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

    Audio Clip (1:14)

    Because the USSR did not initially release news of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident on April 26, 1986, reporters are left to speculate about the origin of high radiation levels detected in neighboring Finland and Sweden.

    Audio Clip (1:14)

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