Eleven years ago, a tsunami caused a nuclear disaster in Fukushima

In Japan, a minute of silence was observed this Friday at 2:46 p.m., when eleven years ago a powerful earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami.

Result: more than 18,000 dead and missing on the Pacific coast, considerable damage and a nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

Eleven years later, the challenges remain immense, recalled the governor of the region, referring to the tens of thousands of evacuees who will never return to their land for fear of being contaminated.

The titanic project of decontamination and dismantling of the plant continues, not without controversy.

Tokyo validated last year the discharge into the ocean of more than a million tons of contaminated water. This process, overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency, is expected to take decades. It aroused the indignation of neighboring countries of Japan and local fishermen.

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