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Access Asia – Fukushima fallout: A decade after Japan’s nuclear disaster

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On March 11, 2011, a nightmare scenario bore down on Japan. First, one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded struck the north-eastern coast. An hour later, a tsunami slammed into the shore. The waves hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an inadequately prepared facility, triggering the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Ten years on, the effects will continue to be felt for decades. From human loss to public accountability, from nuclear energy to the problematic clean-up, we take a closer look at the ongoing road to recovery in this special edition of the show.

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