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Japan Earthquake & Fukushima Nuclear Accident

May. 12 2014 updated

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami occurred on March 11, 2011, resulting in an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This has left a huge impact on Japan and international community. The incident has caused serious radiation pollution and power shortages across Japan. The ECO CHANNEL brings you a collection of video clips on 3.11 earthquake and nuclear accident previously broadcast via NHK programs.

Wildlife Reclaims Fukushima

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It has been 2 years since people had to abandon their homes in no-entry zones near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant. Experts visit the sites with the residents to inspect the situations in no-entry zones. Rats have infested the area, devouring what is available and chewing on cables and empty housing structure. The damage by the rats are spreading beyond the no-entry zones into residential areas. The extermination of the increasing rat population is becoming difficult.

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