Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

February 23, 2021
Meltdown: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

Deirdre Langeland's Meltdown explores formiddle grade readers the harrowing story of the deadly earthquake,tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that caused the 2011 Fukushima powerplant disasterOn March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake ever measured in Japanoccurred off the northeast coast. It triggered a tsunami with awall of water 128 feet high. The tsunami damaged the nuclear powerplant in Fukushima triggering the nightmare scenario—a nuclearmeltdown.For six days, employees at the plant worked to contain themeltdown and disaster workers scoured the surrounding flooded areafor survivors.This book examines the science behind such a massive disasterand looks back at the people who experienced an unprecedentedtrifecta of destruction.