07 Sep '11, 10am

Spain awards 'heroes of Fukushima' who braved high radiation to battle nuclear disaster in Japan

Spain awards 'heroes of Fukushima' who braved high radiation to battle nuclear disaster in Japan

The towering wall of water battered cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 220km (135 miles) north-east of Tokyo, triggering reactor meltdowns and spewing radiation into the environment. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MADRID - The 'heroes of Fukushima' who braved high radiation to battle nuclear disaster in Japan won Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias Concord prize, the jury said on Wednesday. On March 11, Japan was hit by a triple disaster - a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, a tsunami and the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago. The towering wall of water battered cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 220km (135 miles) north-east of Tokyo, triggering reactor meltdowns and spewing radiation into the environment. The disaster forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people around a 20km radius and in some pockets beyond the p...

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