Fukushima - 5 yeras after the disaster. What actually happened at ground zero?

March 11 2011, 2:46 pm. One of the largest earthquakes in Japanese history hits the East of Japan. A gigantic tsunami caused by this earthquake later triggered a complete power outage at the nuclear power station in Fukushima, which led to three simultaneous meltdowns. Eighty-eight hours later, on March 15, 7 am, a large amount of radioactive material was released from reactor No.2, resulting in a Level 7 nuclear accident, the highest class. Five years have passed since the accident, and details of the situation at that time have now emerged through various investigations and exclusive interviews with more than 500 people who were involved. What actually happened at ground zero? Through re-enactments and interviews, viewers will witness for the first time the complete picture of the nuclear accident in Fukushima during those fateful first 88 hours.

  • Title: 88 Hours - The Fukushima Meltdown
  • Genre: Social Criticism, Current Affairs, People
  • Delivery: March 2016
  • Language: German, English
  • Format: 2x45, HD
  • Produced by: NHK, Autentic