Japan Earthquake – Tsunami Radiation
2011 | March 11 – April 18, 2011
On March 11, 2011, CDC immediately activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Atlanta to respond to the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami and radiation release in Japan.
The flooding led to widespread damage of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which released radiological contamination.
The damage to the reactors increased, causing more radiation to be released in the air and water that surrounded the power plant.