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Fukushima students visit UW-Madison to talk about 2011 nuclear disaster

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MADISON (WKOW) -- This month marks three years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, so Japanese students are traveling the U.S. to recognize the tragedy.

23 students from Fukushima University spoke at UW-Madison on Sunday as part of their tour called "The Kakehashi Project - The Bridge for Tomorrow." They spoke about how life in Fukushima is today and how the city is recovering from the devastation in 2011.

"A lot of the students visiting realize that there's been some negative stigma attached with Fukushima, due to the nuclear disaster, but they want to portray and let everyone know that Fukushima is a beautiful place, ready for tourists, " says Patty Breun, a guide with Laurasian Institution.

The students' tour in Madison will continue through March 11.

On March 11, 2011 a tsunami triggered by a massive earthquake struck the city's power plant, which caused a meltdown in three of the plant's six nuclear reactors.

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