Have you yet heard about the disaster in japan? Its very sad. It happened on 03-11-11, also March, 11, 2011. A picture of its disaster it made is above. First, there was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, that triggered a tsunami with waves up to 77 feet. Whoa! Here is some info. SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA.
The Fukushima I, Fukushima II, Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant and T˘kai nuclear power stations, consisting of a total eleven reactors, were automatically shut down following the earthquake.] Higashid˘ri, also on the northeast coast, was already shut down for a periodic inspection. Cooling is needed to remove decay heat for several days after a plant has been shut down. The cooling process is powered by emergency diesel generators, as in the case of Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing plant. At Fukushima I and II tsunami waves overtopped seawalls and destroyed diesel backup power systems, leading to severe problems including two large explosions at Fukushima I and leakage of radiation. Over 200,000 people have been evacuated. On 16 March, it was reported that favorable winds were carrying radioactive particles from the incidents out to sea, mitigating some of the negative effects. Further into the crisis, helicopters were used to dump water on the Fukushima I plant to further attempt to cool the reactors.
Europe's energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger, in remarks to the European Parliament on 15 March, ignored the damage wrought by the tsunami along the coast and called the nuclear disaster an "apocalypse*", saying that the word was particularly well chosen, and that Tokyo had almost lost control of events at the Fukushima power plant.
*Apocalypse End of the world.