Alexa

Spain honors crews dealing with Fukushima disaster

Spain honors crews dealing with Fukushima disaster

Crews in Japan that worked to bring the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant under control after last March's earthquake and tsunami have won a Prince of Asturias humanitarian award in Spain.
The foundation that gives out the award said Wednesday the crews had risked their lives to save others by struggling to keep the nuclear disaster from spreading.
The Prince of Asturias awards are handed out yearly in eight categories including arts, literature, communications and scientific research. The one announced Wednesday is the last this year.
It corresponds to a category called Concord and goes to a person or people who stand out in their work toward goals like peace or their fight woes like injustice, poverty or sickness.