Excursion to the "Fukushima-1" nuclear power plants destroyed

• Trip to the "Fukushima-1" nuclear power plant destroyed

Photographer agency "Associated Press" David Guttenfelder, along with other journalists, was given permission to go inside the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the first time after the facility has suffered as a result occurred in Japan earthquake and tsunami.

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Eight months later, the station is still practically in ruins. A lot of trucks turned over under the pressure of the water, and remain on the approaches to the plant. Everywhere gravel and broken bricks. Water covers vast areas once immaculate campus.

Tens of thousands of people, primarily living near the power plant, will never be able to return home. And just as Hiroshima and Nagasaki became the embodiment of pandemonium horror of nuclear weapons, Fukushima embodies the potential danger of nuclear power.

However, the situation is gradually improving, say Japanese officials. It took a long time to stabilize the power plant for visiting journalists, including representatives of the Japanese and international media.

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A worker carries his belongings passed temporary dwellings constructed for workers in J-Village, a soccer complex, currently serving as a base of operations for those conducting repair works at the damaged by the tsunami, Fukushima nuclear power plant

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An employee of the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." climbs up the stairs

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Working in the rain waiting for the bus

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Blue leave complex football J-Village

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The bus is responsible for the transportation of workers, drives past parking at J-Village

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The men dress up in a room where workers leave their street clothes before change into protective clothing. The inscription on the yellow ribbon reads: "No Trespassing"

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The workers are waiting for their turn to pass protective clothing after working hours.

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The workers stand in line to get a special protective clothing

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The workers receive protective clothing

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A temporary office, where workers receive their protective suits, masks and gloves

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The men sort and clean protective masks

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sorting and cleaning of protective masks

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The work of protective masks disinfected.

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Two men in white protective suits check the workers in blue suits, at the post test radiation levels

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Workers remove protective clothing

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An employee leaves the chamber, checking exposure, after he took off his protective suit

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The worker checked for exposure

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Station worker, left, leaves the chamber. On the right is an employee, "Tokyo Electric Power Co.".

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Two workers are sent to the exposure level control center. Company "Tokyo Electric Power Co." is struggling to eliminate the consequences of the past 25 years, the worst nuclear disaster.

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Authenticated on the exposure of workers

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Piles of protective clothing worn by workers in contaminated "exclusion zone"

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An employee of the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." looks at a pile of used protective clothing

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The workers in protective clothing and masks from exposure level testing center

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The workers in protective suits enter the radiation level testing center

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Workers in protective suits arrive by bus to J-Village

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The man sends vehicles radiation decontamination center

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A man is tested for radiation after arrival at the center of decontamination vehicles

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Working in the dining room are in the queue at the end of the working day after returning to the soccer complex J-Village

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The workers eat the soup at the end of the working day

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The workers dressed in protective suits and masks, waiting at the building in the J-Village

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Employees of the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." (Tepco) and workers waiting for a bus in the J-Village

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a deserted field and buildings in the contaminated exclusion zone near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The photo was taken from the window of the bus near the town of Okuma

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the deserted streets in the territory contaminated exclusion zone

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Abandoned houses

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The representative of the "Tokyo Electric Power Co." Company (TEPCO), dressed in a protective suit and mask, speaks to journalists delegation on the way to Fukushima station

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Japanese officials dressed in protective suits and masks, go to the back of the bus, while the second bus with officials and Japanese journalists follow them through the exclusion zone

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An official from the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." (Tepco), left, and an unidentified man, both in protective suits and masks, ride the bus

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Officials from the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." (Tepco) and Japanese journalists look at building a nuclear power plant of Fukushima from the bus window

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Officials from the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." (Tepco) and Japanese journalists look out the bus window

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The fourth unit of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima", photographed through a window of the bus.

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A view of a nuclear power plant "Fukushima"

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The men, dressed in protective suits and masks, working at a nuclear power plant "Fukushima". Media representatives for the first time admitted to the territory of a nuclear power plant after more than eight months after the disaster.

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The fourth unit of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima", photographed through a window of the bus.

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Officials from the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." and Japanese journalists drove past the newly built dam near the nuclear power plant "Fukushima"

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Nuclear power plant "Fukushima", photographed through a window

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The fifth and sixth power units of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" can be seen through the window of the bus in the Futaba, Japan

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Goshi Hosono, Minister of the Environment of Japan, right in the center, welcomes officials from the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." (Tepco)

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Employees work

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Red emergency telephone on the table. Before the station staff made Goshi Hosono, Minister of the Environment of Japan.

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The Minister of the Environment of Japan, Goshi Hosono, speaking before the workers

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The workers were listening to the Minister of Environment of Japan Environment, Goshi Hosono

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Minister of the Environment of Japan, Goshi Hosono, welcomed the officials and employees of the "Tokyo Electric Power Co."

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Members of the media dressed in protective suits, conduct an interview with the Japanese Minister of the Environment, Goshi Hosono, the chief of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima" Masao Yoshida

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An official from the company, "Tokyo Electric Power Co." in a protective plastic shoes

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A worker walks irradiation level control at the entrance to the operations center

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The workers in protective suits gather near their lockers

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The workers in protective suits and masks

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The workers in protective suits gather near their lockers

Workers in protective suits and masks waiting at the entrance to the operations center