Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

Deirdre Langeland
  • Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima
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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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Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima