Nuclear crisis in Japan
On March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation of Japan, and sent a 23-foot tsunami crashing across the country. It was the largest quake in the island’s history and left more than 15,839 dead.
But even more challenging than the death and destruction, was the failure of the cooling systems in one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the Fukushima prefecture on the east coast. This failure caused a nuclear crisis.