“Looking at the site itself, the magnitude of the devastation was the thing that really stuck in my mind. It’s amazing when you look at it to think about the power that was generated to create such devastation.” Brad Welch, Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk drone remote pilot. (Source: The Atlantic).

Aerial images taken from drones

  • Inside the Drone Missions to Fukushima
    Aerial photos taken by a drone Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk.
    The Atlantic, April 28, 2011.

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Hi-Res Photos

    Damaged Unit 3 and Unit 4 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, March 24, 2011 (source: Air Photo Service)

    Aerial photos of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant taken by an Air Photo Service drone.
    Air Photo Service, via Cryptome, March 2011.

  • Satellite imagery

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in 2011
    Earthquake and Tsunami damage, Japan

    Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, March 18, 2011, 10:20 JST. Credit: DigitalGlobe.

    Earthquake and Tsunami damage-Dai Ichi Power Plant, Japan

    3 minutes after unit 3 explosion, March 14, 2011, at 11:04 JST. Credit: DigitalGlobe.

    Satellite photo of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged by the tsunami and explosions.
    DigitalGlobe, Flickr, March 2011.

  • Fukushima Daiichi in 1975
    The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during the construction of the reactor No. 5 (on the right).
    Japan’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Wikimedia Commons, 1975.

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