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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What causes me to weep?

By Janice McLaughlin

This spring marks the fourth anniversary of the triple disaster that hit the northeast coast of Japan. First, there was a powerful earthquake, followed by a tidal wave or tsunami that swept away people, homes, cars, anything in its path. Then there was the disaster at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima that sent radiation into the air and water, forcing thousands of people to flee the area, abandoning homes, businesses, farms and the comfortable life they had known in a relatively prosperous area.

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