Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima
Deirdre Langeland's Meltdown explores the harrowing story of the deadly earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that caused the 2011 Fukushima power plant disaster. It examines the science behind such a massive disaster and looks back at the people who experienced an unprecedented trifecta of destruction.
Written for middle grade readers between ages 10-14. It details the story of March 11th, 2011, as the largest earthquake ever measured in Japan occurred off the northeast coast triggered a tsunami with a wall of water 128 feet high. The tsunami damaged the nuclear power plant in Fukushima triggering the nightmare scenario--a nuclear meltdown, and the story of how for six days, employees at the plant worked to contain the meltdown and disaster workers scoured the surrounding flooded area for survivors.
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