Fukushima, 10 years later. On March 11, 2021, Japan commemorates 10 years of the Tohoku Pacific Coast earthquake and tsunami.

This natural disaster killed 18,500 people. 90% of them were killed by the tsunami surge. The coastal strip suffered the shock of the equivalent of a multi-storey building launched at 50 km/h. The murderous waters sank up to 10 kilometers inland.

The earthquake and tsunami caused numerous industrial disasters along the coast, causing loss of life and major damage to the environment.

Yet most of you are likely to hear only about the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.  While no deaths or an increase in cancer have been observed from radioactive releases, and none is expected in  the future. And it is now accepted that the evacuation responsible for 2,200 deaths was too large and too extensive in time.

We owe the victims of the natural disaster of March 11, 2011, a factual and rational approach to what happened in Fukushima, its aftermath, and its lessons. The subject provokes a lot of emotion, it is the subject of significant disinformation, and hasty decisions involving the climate future have been taken as a result. The Voices of Nuclear association has prepared a number of materials and is carrying out awareness-raising actions to help understand this complex, highly-publicized subject and its challenges.

Yet most of you are likely to hear only about the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.  While no deaths or an increase in cancer have been observed from radioactive releases, and none is expected in  the future. And it is now accepted that the evacuation responsible for 2,200 deaths was too large and too extensive in time.

We owe the victims of the natural disaster of March 11, 2011, a factual and rational approach to what happened in Fukushima, its aftermath, and its lessons. The subject provokes a lot of emotion, it is the subject of significant disinformation, and hasty decisions involving the climate future have been taken as a result. The Voices of Nuclear association has prepared a number of materials and is carrying out awareness-raising actions to help understand this complex, highly-publicized subject and its challenges.

Publication of the Voices: 17 little-known facts about Fukushima

17 little-known facts about Fukushima

Publication of Voices “17 little-known facts about the Fukushima nuclear accident caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami”.

A comprehensive document on “17 little-known facts about the Fukushima nuclear accident caused by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami” contains the little-understood facts about the accident, in-depth and accessible explanations, a list of trusted sources for the most demanding readers and a data sheet including key figures.

 

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