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Caught on cam: When the tsunami struck Fukushima

World | | May 21, 2011, 5:02 pm
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 Tsunami waves approach the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s  (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken from near its No. 5 reactor on March 11 and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. Japan's economy shrank much more than expected in the first quarter and slipped into recession after the triple blow of the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis hit business and consumer spending and tore apart supply chains. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

Tsunami waves approach the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken from near its No. 5 reactor on March 11 and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. Japan's economy shrank much more than expected in the first quarter and slipped into recession after the triple blow of the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis hit business and consumer spending and tore apart supply chains. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

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 Cars are washed away by a tsunami at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken from near its No. 5 reactor on March 11 and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

Cars are washed away by a tsunami at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken from near its No. 5 reactor on March 11 and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

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 Tsunami waves approach the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken from near its No. 5 reactor on March 11 and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

Tsunami waves approach the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken from near its No. 5 reactor on March 11 and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

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[caption id="attachment_793655"] Tsunami waves approach the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant near its No. 5 reactor in Fukushima Prefecture, in this handout photo taken March 11 and released by TEPCO May 19, 2011. Heavy oil tanks are seen in the bottom of the picture. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout) [/caption]

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 Water rushes into Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake, in Fukushima, in this handout photo taken March 11, 2011, from the fourth floor of the radioactive waste disposal building, and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

Water rushes into Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake, in Fukushima, in this handout photo taken March 11, 2011, from the fourth floor of the radioactive waste disposal building, and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

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 Water rushes into Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (top-bottom) after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake, in Fukushima, in this combination picture made of handout photos taken March 11, 2011, from the fourth floor of the radioactive waste disposal building, and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

Water rushes into Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (top-bottom) after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake, in Fukushima, in this combination picture made of handout photos taken March 11, 2011, from the fourth floor of the radioactive waste disposal building, and released by TEPCO on May 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout)

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