Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
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03/10/14 Robert Lorei
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Edwin Lyman


Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima Japan.

On March 11th a giant earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan.

More than 20,000 people were killed or injured.

There were six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai’ichi facility. Three of the plants six reactors suffered core meltdowns. Radiation was released into the air.

More than 300,000 people from the region had to leave the area- because living near the damaged plants was no longer safe.

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei interviews Edwin Lyman, a Senior Scientist at the Union for Concerned Scientists in Washington DC. He’s the co-author of a new book about what happened three years ago called FUKUSHIMA THE STORY OF A NUCLEAR DISASTER (The New Press).

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