Historical images

“I was always told these plants were an assembly line of super-modern machines. In reality pipes leak, and workers, with the sweat and the sacrifice, have to go in and clean up with a rag.” Hideyuki Ban, co-director of Citizen’s Nuclear Information Center.

  • In Japan, new attention for longtime anti-nuclear activist

    Workers on their way to the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant, Japan. Photo by Kenji Higuchi, 1977

    Article about Kenji Higuchi, a photographer which since 1977 has documented the life of Japanese nuclear workers.
    Michael Alison Chandler, Tetsuya Kato, The Washington Post, April 11, 2011.

  • Fukushima Daiichi in 1975

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 1975. Wikimedia Commons

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station during the construction of the reactor No. 6 (on the right).
    Japan’s Ministry of Infrastructure, 1975. Wikimedia Commons.

  • Construction work for the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant

    Construction work for the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. Okuma, Futaba, Japan, 1967



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