Earlier this month, Kazuma Obara became the first photojournalist to gain unauthorised access to the power plant and produced an exclusive glimpse of life inside the facility

via Inside Fukushima – interactive guide | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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Some interesting nuggets of information provided by Obara:

  1. The plant has its own petrol station within the compound.
  2. Petrol is free to workers
  3. Most workers don’t know the purpose of what they are doing.
  4. Workers do not talk to each other much, and don’t know what other groups of workers are doing.


Fukushima Dai-ichi. Photo by Kazuma Obara

Fukushima Dai-ichi. Photo by Kazuma Obara. Posted on the Guardian website