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Fukushima

The Disaster Accountability Project (DAP) released a report today revealing what they allege are inadequate emergency and evacuation plans related to radiological incidents at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station, or Fermi Plant, in the Frenchtown Charter Township of southeastern Michigan.

Today also marks the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The 2011 incident caused over 150,000 Japanese citizens to be evacuated within 19 miles of the stricken plant. 

Today, workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan tested out a system that will start cleaning up an enormous volume of radioactive water there.

The water has flooded many buildings at the complex, and it has seriously complicated efforts to bring the crisis there to an end. But it's also essential to keep the reactor cores from overheating.