The two natural disasters (earthquake and tsunami) that triggered the Fukushima nuclear accident claimed the lives of about 20,000 people. While no immediate deaths have been reported from the high-level radiation exposure from the resulting nuclear accident, it is abundantly clear that a substantial number of people in Japan have been exposed to the nuclear radiation.
On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a devastating ‘triple-disaster’ that culminated into the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake, with an epicenter about 80 miles off the Northeast Coast of Japan, triggered a 15-metre-high tsunami.
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