Fukishima Nuclear disaster
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On the morning of March 11th, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake struck Japan.
The quake caused a tsunami hit Fukishima's Nuclear Power Plant that same day.
The flooding water caused the reactors at the plants to shut down, and the coolers to shut off.
The reactors began to overheat, because the water used to keep the reactors cool began to boil and evaporate.
On march 12th, 2011, Reactor #1 blew up, and 3 more soon also exploded within the next few days.
Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate due to leaked radiation from the explosions. The last of the evacuation orders were finally lifted 6 years later, in March 2017.
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