Japan Marks Year Anniversary Of Devastating Earthquake

By Maureen Mespell

March 12, 2012 Updated Mar 12, 2012 at 6:11 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- The devatating earthquake and Tsunami was just one year ago, but did the world learn anything of value from the earthquake and Tsunami that rocked Japan?

Those terrible images continue to haunt, houses carried away by a wall of water created by the powerful 9.0 magnitude quake that struck March 11th 2011 in Northeast Japan.

It also crippled a nuclear power plant, causing the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

The U.S. Nuclear Power Industry has kept a close eye on the after effects and how to make plants safer.

Martin Fisher from Science Central says, " You can plan and plan and plan for everything, but you can't plan for it all, and when something like this happens, it's a learning process, that the learning curve is continuous, it never ends."

Thousands of people took to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday, protesting against nuclear power plants, that government officials want to re-start before energy demands increase this summer.

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