TEPCO releases trove of images taken during early days of Fukushima Daiichi disaster

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Today, TEPCO published nearly two thousand photos of the first weeks of the response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  During the early days of the accident workers were temporarily evacuated multiple times due to concerns over the skyrocketing radiation levels on site, and unstable conditions in the reactors.

These newly released photos help provide a much more vivid understanding of the truly devastating conditions onsite.  They also help show the scale of the buildings in comparison with the size of the vapor releases which were visible for miles for the first few months after the explosions.

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 after explosion - March 20th, 2011 - 6 Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 after explosion - March 20th, 2011 - 5 Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 after explosion - March 20th, 2011 - 4 Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 after explosion - March 20th, 2011 - 3 Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 after explosion - March 20th, 2011 - 2 Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 after explosion - March 20th, 2011 - 1 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 4 - March 18th, 2011 - 1014 - 1 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 4 - March 18th, 2011 - 1013 - 1 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 Water Discharge Operations - March 17th, 2011 - 2004 - 1  - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 Water Discharge Operations - March 17th, 2011 - 2012 - 1  - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 Water Discharge Operations - March 17th, 2011 - 2012 - 2  - Enformable OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 4 - March 16th, 2011 - 0951 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 Water Discharge Operations - March 17th, 2011 - 1946 - 2 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 Water Discharge Operations - March 17th, 2011 - 1946 - 1 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 and Unit 4 - March 16th, 2011 - 0951 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 - March 18th, 2011 - 0841 - 2 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 - March 16th, 2011 - 0951 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 2 Unit3 and Unit 4 - March 15th, 2011 - 0732 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 1 and Unit 2 - March 15th, 2011 - 0730 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 1 and Unit 2 - March 15th, 2011 - 0730 - 2 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 1 - March 15th, 2011 - 0730 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Smoke coming out of Unit 3 Reactor Building - March 21st, 2011 - 1708 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Smoke coming out of Unit 3 Reactor Building - March 21st, 2011 - 1726 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Smoke coming out of Unit 3 Reactor Building - March 21st, 2011 - 1728 - Enformable Fukushima Daiichi - Smoke coming out of Unit 3 Reactor Building - March 21st, 2011 - 1730 - Enformable

 

Source: TEPCO

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  1. Notice the effect of radiation on to the image sensor of the cameras, you can imagine the amount of radiation by counting the “bad” pixels shown on each of the photos.
    These photos were taken with Panasonic dmc fx9 and fujifilm finepix a610 , those have tiny image sensors , 1cm x 0.5cm , and yet you can count several bad pixels caused by gama radiation.
    frightening.

  2. It took some time, but I had calculated the radiation amount in one of the photos.

    in this particular photo : Fukushima-Daiichi-Unit-3-Water-Discharge-Operations-March-17th-2011-2012-1-Enformable.jpg

    it is exactly : 9.7218μSv/h , normal radiation is 0,006 uSv/h

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