Fukushima: Five Years On

The biggest earthquake in Japans recorded history sent a series of massive tsunamis hurtling towards the coast. The waves would strike with unstoppable force, crushing almost everything in their path, sweeping away entire communities and traveling as far as 10 kilometres inland but this however was just the beginning of a triple headed disaster.

Originally aired in 2016, this film sees ABC Australia’s investigative journalist Mark Willacy travel back to Fukushima five years after the disaster in 2011 in order to examine this ongoing drama. We see Mark visit the very heart of the nuclear fallout zone and speaking with people who are forced to confront Japan’s biggest crisis since the Second World War.

With recent reports coming out stating that radiation levels around the reactor are an all time high since the meltdown in 2011, it is evident that Fukushima is still very much a real issue in global affairs.

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