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30 January 2014
A series of photographs showing progress in the removal of tsunami debris from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant has been released by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco).
The first tsunami waves breached sea defences at Fukushima Daiichi about one hour after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck on 11 March 2011. Later waves completely overwhelmed the power plant's sea front, carrying debris including cars into the site.
While debris was quickly cleared from roads and paths to allow workers to access the site to help in stabilizing the damaged reactors, much of the debris remained untouched.
Tepco's latest photos show how the removal of debris - including cars, trucks and building materials - was successfully completed in some areas of the plant adjacent to the sea.
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