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On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake hit Japan. The earthquake knocked out power supplies to the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan, and a resulting tsunami wiped out the backup generators.

As a result, the plant overheated and various explosions damaged several of the plant's​ nuclear reactors.

Which of the following consequences was a result of the Fukushima environmental disaster?

A

Benzene exposure led to high white blood cell counts which are precursors to leukemia.

B

Higher than normal levels of cesium-137 were detected in schools of Pacific fish.

C

Higher than normal levels of iodine-131 were linked to thyroid cancer in humans.

D

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons caused heart deformities in tuna and amberjacks.

E

Over 100,000 animal deaths occurred in species such as birds, otters, seals and orcas.

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