8. Even robots died at Fukushima.
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In 2011, a disastrous earthquake provoked a 32 ft high tsunami that caused a horrible accident at the nuclear power plant Fukushima. The level of the radioactive contamination was so high it was impossible to get into the power plant and remove the remains of the molten fuel rods. 5 robots were sent there but they never came back. As soon as they reached the nuclear reactor, their circuits broke down.