Saving Animals Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Zone

Man braves nuclear zone to save his animals in a sanctuary.

The energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami of the Tōhoku earthquake on March 11, 2011. Radioactive isotopes were released from reactor containment vessels as a result of venting to reduce gaseous pressure, and the discharge of coolant water into the sea. Japanese authorities set up a 20 km exclusion zone around the power plant, and the continued displacement of approximately 156,000 people as of early 2013

On July 22, 2013, more than two years after the incident, it was revealed that the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, something long suspected by local fishermen and independent investigators.

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