Japan Earthquake 2011: First Look Inside Damaged Nuclear Plant (PHOTOS) – huffingtonpost.com

Posted by erauch, March 30, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Company has distributed a series of dramatic images showing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station workers risking their health to repair the control room of reactors no. 1 and 2, heavily damaged by the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the anonymous workers — which include employees of Tokyo Electric Power and other contract workers earning 9,000 yen ($110) a day — have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation inside the stricken plant.

Known as the “Fukushima Fifty,” the brave band of lower and mid-level managers must wear protective bodysuits to protect their skin from the poisonous radioactive particles that fill the air around them.

via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/japan-nuclear-plant-workers-_n_839796.html#s257158

Video clip of plant, courtesy of Reuters, via http://uk.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=198113036&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=TopNews&videoChannel=1&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FUKVideoTopNews+%28Video+%2F+UK+%2F+Top+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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