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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?


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


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


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


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons caused heart deformities in tuna and amberjacks.


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

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