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fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant

from nuclear disasters posted in history by pete_nice

Commissioned in 1971, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was the combined effort of General Electric (GE) and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The six boiling water reactors drove electrical generators with a combined power of 4.7 GWe, making Fukushima Daiichi one of the 15 largest nuclear power stations in the world.

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami damaged the reactor cooling systems that led to a release of radioactivity. The plant was decommissioned after the accident.

Since April 2011, the 20-km radius around the former plant can only be approached with government supervision.

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