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New Video Shows Tsunami Pound Fukushima Power Plant

Jessika Walsten |
April 9, 2011 | 11:33 a.m. PDT

Deputy Editor

A video released Saturday by the Tokyo Electric Power Company gives a glimpse of some of the damage the Fukushima Daiichi power plant sustained from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The clip shows a wall of water bombarding the nuclear facility.

Since the March 11 temblor and tsunami that devastated Japan, the Fukushima plant has suffered many setbacks since the disaster destroyed the backup generators needed to keep the reactors cool.

Also on Saturday, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said more stringent regulations would be required for power plants in the future, including the installation of two backup generators as opposed to one.

The country endured another major aftershock, measuring a magnitude of 7.1. The quake disrupted cleanup efforts at Fukushima and temporarily cut power to other nuclear power plants in the country.

Watch the video below put together by ITN:



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