Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck at 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, and subsequent tsunami, a third phase of disaster came in the form of nuclear meltdowns that occurred at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

The events of March 11 and the days and weeks that followed had a lasting effect on the lives of people living in the vicinity of the plant. These effects continue to be felt today.

How did the events of March 11 affect the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant?