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Caroline Kennedy, son, tour Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Jack Schlossberg said he hopes to raise awareness of nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
By Danielle Haynes   |   May 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM  |  Updated May 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM   |   Comments

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, toured the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged by an earthquake that struck Japan in 2011.

The two donned white protective hazmat suits and hard hats Wednesday as they visited the crippled facility.

They observed as thousands of workers attempted to remove spent fuel rods and built tanks to store water contaminated by the damage the facility sustained.

Schlossberg, 21, is a history major at Yale and said he wanted to raise awareness of the disaster.

"I hope my peers, my generation in the United States will keep Fukushima in mind and understand that there is still work to be done and we can all do something to help," he said.

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