Tokyo Electric Power Company has distributed a series of dramatic images showing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station workers risking their health to repair the control room of reactors no. 1 and 2, heavily damaged by the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the anonymous workers -- which include employees of Tokyo Electric Power and other contract workers earning 9,000 yen ($110) a day -- have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation inside the stricken plant.
Known as the "Fukushima Fifty," the brave band of lower and mid-level managers must wear protective bodysuits to protect their skin from the poisonous radioactive particles that fill the air around them.
View the first photos below:
View video of the plant, courtesy of Reuters, here: