New Photos Show Tsunami Slamming Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Co. releases dramatic pictures
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2011 12:38 PM CDT
In this combo made with photos released by Tokyo Electric Power Co.,waves of tsunami surge toward tanks of heavy oil for the Unit 5 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex and cars are swept away.   (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
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(Newser) – As Japanese workers today entered the last of the three Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor buildings suffering from nuclear meltdowns, Tokyo Electric Power Company released dramatic new pictures of the March 11 tsunami hitting the plant. Workers entered the No. 3 reactor building today for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami in an effort to stabilize the facility using a cooling system, Reuters reports. Click through the gallery for images of the 46-foot tsunami, from when it began to break the seawall to when it overwhelmed the plant.

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