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Japan marks 13 years since massive tsunami disaster. A closer look at the Fukushima nuclear plant

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is marking 13 years since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the country’s northern coasts, killing nearly 20,000 people, wiping out whole towns and destroying the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The nation will have a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. on Monday, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attending a memorial in Fukushima. As the nation observes the anniversary, AP explains what is happening now at the plant and in neighboring areas.

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