Photo Gallery: Japan Earthquake Disaster in Pictures
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Photo Gallery: Japan Earthquake Disaster in Pictures

Japan's Chernobyl Fukushima Marks the End of the Nuclear Era

Japan was still reeling from its largest recorded earthquake when an explosion struck the Fukushima nuclear plant on Saturday, followed by a second blast on Monday. Despite government assurances, there are fears of another Chernobyl. The incident has sparked a heated political debate in Germany and looks likely to end the dream of cheap and safe nuclear power. By SPIEGEL Staff.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan