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What caused the 2011 Fukushima incident?

What caused the 2011 Fukushima incident?

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Asked by E.Charles on Mar 21, 2018

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M. Parker

M. Parker
Internet Researcher, Houston

Answered on Nov 05, 2018

Fukushima accident happened on the 11th of March 2011 shortly after a major earthquake and tsunami in Japan. According to reports, it was discovered that the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was not capable of withstanding the earthquake and tsunami that occurred few hours before the nuclear accident.

The earthquake and tsunami knocked out the cooling systems of the nuclear power plants, which resulted in a series of explosions. It is believed that Fukushima accident is the worst nuclear accident to happen since Chernobyl accident.

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I. Woods

I. Woods

Answered on Jun 20, 2018

The Fukushima accident in 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in northern Japan. The site is on Japan’s Pacific coast. Within the umbrella of those negatively affected, it looked at the extent of exposures of different groups, and those exposed to higher doses of radiation. Japan experienced two natural disasters within five hours. A historically massive earthquake struck Japan, which gets a significant percentage of its electricity from nuclear power plants. All affected plants shut down by inserting control rods into the cores.

The power plants were not constructed to be able to handle a seismic reaction that large and a tsunami of the size seen. There was under-engineering of the backup systems, which caused the loss of these plants. The earthquake was the largest ever to hit Japan. The quake knocked out the plant's electric power, halting cooling to its reactions.

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