NBC – Rock Center – Richard Engel Journeys to Fukushima Evacuation zone
Nearly a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan swallowed whole towns and left more than 15,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands of people displaced, the nuclear town of Okuma is eerily empty.
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake led to a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant and led to mandatory evacuations 12 miles around the power plant. NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel journeyed to the exclusion zone and discovered a ghost town. Restaurants, grocery stores, factories remained as they were left on Mar. 11, 2011.
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