Monday, March 14, 2011

Satellite imagery of nuclear reactor explosion in Japan

Satellite image of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor after the blast, and a schematic of the reactor building.

The satellite photo courtesy of the Institute of Science and International Security (ISIS)

DigitalGlobe image from March 14, 2011 of the Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. Damage to the reactor buildings for Units 1 and 3 can be seen in this image. Steam can be seen venting out of the reactor building for Unit 3.

A schematic image of the reactor building. The blast occurred in the top portion of the reactor building for Unit 1. The orange piece of equipment in this section of the building is a fuel-handling machine on rails. The reactor vessel is in the center of the image, and the containment structure can be seen surrounding it.

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