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Lessons Learned from Fukushima: New Regulations Aim to Prepare U.S. Nuclear Power Plants for Disasters

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu. The earthquake, which would later be recognized as the most powerful seismic event ever recorded in Japan, triggered tsunami waves reaching heights of up to 30 feet as they moved inland.