Images Released of the Tsunami Striking Fukushima

Japan, earthquake, Fukushima
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Seaside Power Plant
The plant was supposed to be protected from the forces of the ocean by a series of seawalls, seen here in July 2004, which were ineffective in stopping the giant tsunami that followed the quake. The water disabled the diesel generators that are crucial to maintaining power to the reactors' cooling systems.

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