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TEPCO Releases Photos of Tsunami Crashing Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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- 2827 days ago -
The photos, released on May 19, show the seawater destroying the breakwater, washing away vehicles and rushing through the plant.


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Naoko i (257)
Friday May 20, 2011, 7:18 am
And my question is, why it is May 19 that TEPCO released those photos, not March 19 ? (It could have been April 19, at latest)

Ann F (0)
Friday May 20, 2011, 7:47 am
sadly noted

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 9:20 am
Why the release of photo's so late? I know it's not your fault Naoko of the late pictures. I think the press had to make sure the films weren't radiation active before release which takes time. I'm still saddened over Japan's loss of nature taking place. Wonderful post up date.

Roger G (148)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 3:59 pm
thanks !

DORIS L (61)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 5:38 pm
Noted with sorrow.

Ellen m (215)
Saturday May 21, 2011, 10:07 pm
Noted. Is it possible the late release of the photos was intentional, to avoid criticism/condemnation until after all the aid work was firmly underway and recieving the most focus and publicity?
Sorry, I can't help the cynicism when a utility is involved.

Naoko i (257)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 12:58 am
Ellen, there are people who voice the similar doubts/criticism. It could be that the utility (TEPCO) first tried to play it down, wrongly thinking that it would be able to take control of the situation soon, so concealed the photos/data that might suggest the magnitude of the damage done to the plant.
Then, at the time (now) when it is criticized for its mishandlings of the crisis, TEPCO released the photos, hoping that they would be an excuse of not being able to do much after the natural disaster.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 2:41 am
Thank you...

Val G (102)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 5:41 am
noted with sorrow

Shirley H (49)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 1:01 pm
So many innocent victims - such sorrow in Japan.
Shirley H.

Edward Catterton (14)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 2:33 pm
Sadly noted for the victims,Thank you Naoko, aho.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 6:02 pm
Subsidize truly green R&D, never nuke or oil.

Lionel G. (4)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 6:39 pm
Sometimes the human spirit shines brightest in the midst of tragedy. Despite the long history of hostility between China and Japan, when an earthquake devastated part of Sichuan Province in China in 2008, Japan sent a rescue team and ordinary people all over Japan gave money for Sichuan relief. When the tsunami hit Japan's northeast coast China immediately sent a rescue team to Japan, and people all over China donated to Japanese tsunami relief. We really are all one, and all members of the same race: the human race.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Sunday May 22, 2011, 9:48 pm
What a very kind and compassionate thing to say Lionel !! It's true .. we really ARE all one ! :D

Brad Kraus (6)
Monday May 23, 2011, 2:10 pm
Sadly noted and what took so long?

Justin R (0)
Tuesday May 24, 2011, 9:20 am
It was wrong! wrong! wrong of the Japanese Government not to ask and permit international experts on the site immediately. Obviously TEPCO is inexperienced in handling such disasters. Bloody false pride!

Robert O (12)
Thursday May 26, 2011, 1:11 am
Thanks Naoko.
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