Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Koriyama, on March 13, 2011.

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Koriyama, on March

A patient is evacuated from a destroyed hospital in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, on March 13, 2011.

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Japan Earthquake: Aftermath - In Focus - The Atlantic A patient is evacuated from a destroyed hospital after a magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan March (REUTERS/Kyodo)

Quake-damaged, natural-gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, on March 11, 2011

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Quake-damaged, natural-gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, on March 2011

A large ship sits among rubble after it was hit by a tsunami in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, on March 12, 2011.

Japan‘s tsunami: How clay on the Pacific floor could raise the risk of another large earthquake

A large ship sits among rubble after it was hit by a tsunami in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, on March

Mar. 15, 2011 - Miyako, Japan - Collapsed houses in Miyako city  Iwate, Japan. Magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Northern - Stock Image

2011 - Miyako, Japan - Collapsed houses in Miyako city Iwate, Japan.

June 01, 2010: File photo showing Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan taken in June 01, 2010. Miyako City was renowned for its natural beauty but  devasted by the massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the eastern coast of Japan on Fraiday 11th March, 2011...

June File photo showing Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan taken in June Miyako City was renowned for its natural beauty but devasted by the massive magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the eastern coast of Japan on Fraiday March,

Tsunami waves hit the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture, photographed on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21, 2011.

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

This picture, taken on March 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture after the magnitude earthquake.

Five years later, on February 25, 2016, TEPCO employees work at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The decontamination and decommissioning process at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s embattled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant continues in Okuma, Japan. Quake and tsunami damage to the nuclear reactors in 2011 caused a nuclear disaster which still forces 99,750 people to live as evacuees, housed away from contaminated areas.

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Cancer Rates Spiked After Fukushima. But Dont Blame Radiation - Fukushima caused an uptick in thyroid cancer incidence. The post Cancer Rates Spiked After Fukushima. But Don't Blame Radiation appeared first on WIRED.

A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 13, 2011.

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

This iconic photograph, taken by Tadashi Okubo for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, was picked up by news agencies around the world, becoming an image of the March 11 disaster that killed people.

The hand of a man killed in the earthquake and tsunami, discovered among concrete sea barriers, on March 14, 2011, in Toyoma, northern Japan.

5 Years Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

The hand of a man killed in the earthquake and tsunami, discovered among concrete sea barriers, on March in Toyoma, northern Japan.


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