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Japan Marks 10 Years Since Fukushima Triple Disaster as Calls to End Nuclear Power Continue

HeadlineMar 11, 2021

Today marks 10 years since Japan’s triple disaster, when a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami and a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant. Nearly 20,000 people were killed. Japan marked the day with a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear protests. Ahead of today’s remembrance, anti-nuclear protesters rallied in front of Japan’s parliament.

Tomohiko Takahashi: “No matter how nuclear plants are stable or cheap, I think they’re inappropriate as a means of power generation because they ravage the foundations of local people’s living. I came here to voice my opposition.”

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