Affected by Fukushima

2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Who was affected and the potential health risks

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.

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 2011: A look at the past and the present

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.