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Fukushima - Crisis at the Nuclear Plant
Ever since the earthquake and the following Tsunami hit Japan in March the crisis in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been deteriorating. Emergency workers struggling to prevent an imminent meltdown have had to pull out again and again. Experts are still measuring high levels of radioactivity, in the air and sea near the plant. They’ve detected traces of highly toxic plutonium in the soil nearby. Engineers are risking their lives trying to get the reactor cooling systems running again. Local residents are living in temporary shelters, increasingly worried about their homes. Tepco, Fukushima’s operators, seem to have lost control of the situation. In this In Focus documentary we look at how a natural disaster caught plant managers off guard in this major international nuclear nightmare.
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