Japan’s Nuclear Reactor In Color

These are a few pictures of Japan’s nuclear reactor, which suffered some structural damage, and resulted in an explosion, Saturday, after the 8.9 earthquake that shook the nation, and tsunami that took many lives.

Authorities are fighting to contain a potentially catastrophic failure at Fukushima Daiichi’s plant, to prevent a meltdown at one of  the nuclear power reactors, which would mean a catastrophic failure of the reactor core that could lead it to release radiation.

In an effort to try and cool the reactor, the Japanese are filling the containment structure with seawater.

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Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Actual Explosion And Pictures

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Aerial View Of Japan Devastation After Earthquake And Tsunami

Sports Pays Tribute To Victims In Japan’s Earthquake And Tsunami

Pictures Of The Global Effort As The World Scrambles To Provide Relief To Japan

 

Satellite image of post earthquake and tsunami ...

This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post earthquake and tsunami damage at the Kirin plant in Sendai, Japan March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people. Japan scaled back its tsunami warning for much of the country on Saturday, nearly 24 hours after a massive earthquake struck and set off a succession of tsunami, NHK television said. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout

The exterior of reactor No. 3 at Fukushima Daiichi ...

The exterior of reactor No. 3 at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is seen in this still image taken from undated file video footage. Japan battled to contain a radiation leak at an earthquake-crippled nuclear plant on March 13, 2011, but faced a fresh threat with the failure of the cooling system in a second reactor. Operator TEPCO said it was preparing to release some steam to relieve pressure in the No.3 reactor at the plant 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo — which would release a small amount of radiation — following an explosion and leak on Saturday in the facility’s No. 1 reactor. REUTERS/NHK via Reuters TV.

The damaged roof of reactor number No. 1 at the ...

The damaged roof of reactor number No. 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after an explosion that blew off the upper part of the structure is seen in this handout photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. Japanese authorities battling to contain rising pressure in nuclear reactors damaged by a massive earthquake were forced to release radioactive steam from one plant on March 12, 2011 after evacuating tens of thousands of residents from the area. Tokyo Electric Power Co also said fuel may have been damaged by falling water levels at the Daiichi facility, one of its two nuclear power plants in Fukushima, some 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo. Picture taken March 12, 2011. REUTERS/TEPCO/Handout

Official in protective gear talks to a woman ...

Official in protective gear talks to a woman who is from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama March 13, 2011. Japan battled to contain a radiation leak at an earthquake-crippled nuclear plant on Sunday, but faced a fresh threat with the failure of the cooling system in a second reactor. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Officials in protective gear check for signs ...

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Blast at Japan nuke plant; quake leaves 10,000 ...

A map showing the Fukushima nuclear plants on the northeastern coast of Japan’s main Honshu island. An explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant No. 1 Saturday triggered fears of a meltdown, after a massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for. (AFP/Graphic)


Blast at Japan nuke plant; quake leaves 10,000 ...

A passenger at a railway station in Seoul watches TV pictures showing Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant spewing smoke amid reports that a meltdown is feared after a massive quake. An explosion at the nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown Saturday, after a massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for. (AFP/Park Ji-Hwan)


Official in protective gear scans for signs of ...

Official in protective gear scans for signs of radiation on a man who is from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Officials in protective gear scan for signs of ...

Officials in protective gear scan for signs of radiation on a woman who is from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama,March 13, 2011. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Officials in protective gear stand next to people ...

Officials in protective gear stand next to people from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, in Koriyama,March 13, 2011. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Satellite image of post earthquake and tsunami ...

This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post earthquake and tsunami damage at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan March 12, 2011. An explosion blew the roof off an unstable reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, Japanese media said, raising fears of a disastrous meltdown at a nuclear plant damaged in the massive earthquake that hit Japan. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake — the strongest ever recorded in Japan — sent a 10-metre tsunami ripping through towns and cities across the northeast coast. Japanese media estimate that at least 1,300 people were killed. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout

Police officers wearing respirators guide people ...

Police officers wearing respirators guide people to evacuate away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following an evacuation order for residents who live in within a 10 km (6.3 miles) radius from the plant after an explosion in Tomioka Town in Fukushima Prefecture March 12, 2011. Japanese authorities battling to contain rising pressure in nuclear reactors damaged by a massive earthquake were forced to release radioactive steam from one plant on March 12, 2011 after evacuating tens of thousands of residents from the area. Tokyo Electric Power Co also said fuel may have been damaged by falling water levels at the Daiichi facility, one of its two nuclear power plants in Fukushima, some 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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