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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Over $300 billion spent to clean up Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident ... so far

 March 10 – Wall Street Journal (Yasufumi Saito, Rosa de Acosta and Dylan Moriarty):

“In the decade since the strongest earthquake in Japan’s history triggered a 32-foot tsunami that slammed into the eastern coastline, the cleanup effort has become one of the world’s most expensive, costing some $300 billion so far… The world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl unfolded as three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant melted down. The country expanded the reconstruction budget four times in 10 years and has laid out the equivalent of $2,400 for every person in Japan to revive Tohoku, the northeastern region hit by the tsunami, and mitigate radiation at the nuclear plant. Even as seawalls rise and homes are rebuilt, many people haven't returned.”