Slide Show: The Japan Crisis, 2 Months Later

BY Talea Miller  May 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM EST

It has been two months since a catastrophic earthquake rocked Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and critically damaging the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

In the slide show below, learn more about the toll and costs of the triple-disaster, by the numbers:


Workers at the plant continue to try to bring the facility under control and restore normal cooling operations, but concerns remain about workers’ exposure to radiation and long-term effects to health and the environment in the area. Last month, the disaster was given a ranking of seven on the international nuclear accidents scale, putting it on par with the Chernobyl disaster.

Those who lost homes, loved ones and entire home towns to the tsunami are also still in flux. More than 126,000 people remain in evacuation centers as of May, according to the Japanese Red Cross Society, though plans are moving forward to build temporary homes for displaced people.

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