Japan’s Fukushima crisis: How did we get to this point? via CNN

(CNN) — More than two years on from the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century, the situation at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains toxic, prompting the Japanese government to announce new measures to attempt to deal with radioactive leaks.
The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has been criticized for its handling of the disaster, with the country’s Trade and Industry Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, comparing its stopgap approach to a game of “Whack-a-mole.” The government has now stepped in and pledged $470 million to try to tackle the leaks, through measures which by its own admission are unconventional and untested.
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