Japan today (11th March 2021) marked 10 years since an earthquake caused a tsunami to strike the country’s northeast coast. The wave triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It was the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory. Around 18,500 people were killed or left missing.
Ten years on, more than 40,000 people are unable to return home, most of them from areas near Fukushima Daiichi, where the triple meltdown forced the immediate evacuation of 160,000 people.
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