Eight months after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station wascrippled by an earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese government has opened the compound and surrounding area to the media for the first time. On Saturday, a group of reporters, including Martin Fackler of The New York Times, toured the plant. In this post, he describes his trip to the damaged facility:
About three dozen journalists — each wearing a protective suit, double gloves, a double layer of clear plastic booties over shoes, a hair cover and a respirator mask — were put onto two buses. Each of us was given a radiation detector.
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