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Exclusive: Inside Japan's Fukushima, two years on

Text by Guillaume BRESSION , Justin McCURRY

Latest update : 2013-03-08

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant suffered meltdowns in three reactors as a result of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. FRANCE 24's Japan correspondent Justin McCurry visits the highly radioactive site.

Almost two years after the Fukushima disaster began, a FRANCE 24 correspondent was given access to the Japanese nuclear power station – in a highly protective anti-radiation suit.

Over the last two years, the power plant has been cleared but the debris from the tsunami is still visible and building number three remains in a terrifying state.

Japan’s nuclear operator TEPCO hopes to start removing melted fuel rods from the pool – a process likely to last another 40 years.

Date created : 2013-03-07

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