Weekends off at Fukushima: Not one plant worker could be seen says Asahi — Operational equipment lay idle — A cold eerie quietness

Published: February 27th, 2012 at 12:14 pm ET
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Title: Aerial photos of Fukushima nuke plant an eerie sight
Source: Asahi
Date: February 27, 2012

A cold eerie quietness envelops the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. There is no activity among the snow-dusted buildings, and reminders of the devastation caused by last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami are everywhere.

That was the scene that greeted an Asahi Shimbun team that flew to the site on a company helicopter on Feb. 25 [...]

Because it was the weekend, there was no activity. Not one plant worker could be seen and operational equipment lay idle. [...]

It was an eerie sight, made bleaker by the undisturbed thin carpet of snow covering the ground.

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Published: February 27th, 2012 at 12:14 pm ET
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