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Japan marks 12 yrs of tsunami, N-disaster
12/03/2023 10:38 PM | Click to read full article
Japan marked the 12th anniversary of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, as concerns grew ahead of the planned release of the treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and the government’s return to nuclear energy. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that ravaged large parts of Japan’s northeastern coast on March 11, 2011, left more than 22,000 dead, including about 3,700 whose subsequent deaths were linked to the disaster.