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The Fukushima Disaster, Five Years Later

On Friday, Japan marks the five-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The disaster crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

The complicated cleanup effort there continues, as do efforts to restart the country’s nuclear power industry, which was totally shut down after the Fukushima meltdowns.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson checks in with BBC reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, who has been following the story since the earthquake and tsunami hit.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


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