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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Inside The Crippled Fukushima Power Plant, One Year Later

Member of the media, escorted by TEPCO employees, wearing protective suits and masks, look at the Unit 3 and Unit 4 reactor buildings of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP)

Nearly a year after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, foreign journalists have been allowed into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Deep inside the exclusion zone, some 3,000 people are working around the clock to make the plant safe again. The BBC’s Roland Buerk donned the necessary protective clothing and went inside.


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