This video shows the status of restoration work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, two months after the plant's safety systems first failed (and a week after the TEPCO power company officially confirmed that the plant was in meltdown). Offices are still littered with debris from the earthquake damage, and workers wear gas masks and Oompa Loompa TV suits that they can only remove inside sealed temporary structures.
TEPCO has provided a guide to the areas shown so you know what you're looking at, which is really handy (for instance, what I thought was green paint — sprucing up already? — is actually dust inhibitor). The video has no sound, so we recommend cueing it up simultaneously with "Adagio for Strings" to increase the emotional wallop.
- New Fukushima Footage: Walking Inside the Plant, The Atlantic Wire
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