The powerful earthquake which hit Japan on 11th March 2011 caused a tsunami which added to the destruction of millions of people’s homes and livelihoods.  A consequence of this terrible natural disaster was a man-made disaster - a nuclear power plant which supplies electricity to thousands of homes was damaged.

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Image:Fukushima by Jun Teramoto

Infomation sourced from:

World Nuclear Association (2015), Fukushima Accident [online], Available from: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Fukushima-Accident/ [accessed 23/06/2015].

Iacursi, Jenna (2014), NatureWorldNews, Fukushima Radiation to Reach Highest Levels By End of 2015 [online], Available from: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11547/20141230/fukushima-radiation-to-reach-highest-levels-by-end-of-2015.htm [accessed 25/06/2015].

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