Japan has observed a moments silence to mark the 10th anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and triggered a nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.
How many of the Fukushima 50 have died?
More than 22,000 people died or are presumed to have died in the disaster, which also destroyed tens of thousands of buildings, and catalyzed a triple nuclear meltdown, three hydrogen explosions and the release of radioactive contamination at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
How many people did the Fukushima disaster kill?
It triggered a tsunami which swept over the main island of Honshu, killing more than 18,000 people and wiping entire towns off the map. At the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the gigantic wave surged over defences and flooded the reactors, sparking a major disaster.
Are the Fukushima 50 Still Alive?
The Fukushima 50 arent on their own anymore — there are now about 400 Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees inside the plant. They work in rotating 12-hour shifts. The high levels of contamination make it hard to get supplies to them, so food and water are scarce.
Did a helicopter actually crash at Chernobyl?
The dramatic scene early on in which a helicopter crashes while attempting to fly over the reactor — apparently due to the intense radiation — never happened.