First Photos From Inside Fukushima Released

Images reveal tough conditions for 'Fukushima 50'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2011 3:23 AM CDT
Updated Mar 24, 2011 6:30 AM CDT
First Photos From Inside Fukushima Released
Workers in protective suits work on power cables to restore electric power supply to Unit 5 and Unit 6 in this March 20 photo.   (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News)

(Newser) – Japanese authorities have released the first photos from inside the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant since disaster struck. Workers in bulky radiation suits can be seen toiling in cramped conditions, trying to contain the release of radiation, Gawker reports. The workers inside the complex—known as the Fukushima 50—are being aided by hundreds of nuclear industry workers who have volunteered to carry out the manual labor needed to get the nuclear plant under control, reports the Wall Street Journal. (Read more Fukushima Dai-ichi stories.)

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