INSIDE the heart of Fukushima's deadly reactor

These stark images showing the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone reveal the devastation inside its destroyed reactor.

The scenes were captured by a camera attached to a 50ft rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed Japanese power plant, on the country's north east coast.

Footage shows melted nuclear fuel attached to the pillars, walls and ceiling, as well as puddles of coolant, and debris piled up 16 to 27ins thick on the ground.

Analysis of the images by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning said the spread of debris was suggestive of several holes in the reactor floor.

It is seven years since the disaster was unleashed by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. But due to the deadly dose of radiation inside Fukushima, humans have to rely on robots to explore it – and even these have been left malfunctioning and broken.

Stark images showing the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone reveal the devastation inside its destroyed reactor. Pictures show how it looked after the disaster

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Stark images showing the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone reveal the devastation inside its destroyed reactor. Pictures show how it looked before the disaster in 2011 (left) and after (right)

The scenes were captured by a camera attached to a 50ft rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed Japanese power plant, on the country's north east coast
The scenes were captured by a camera attached to a 50ft rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed Japanese power plant, on the country's north east coast

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The scenes were captured by a camera attached to a 50ft rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed Japanese power plant, on the country's north east coast. The interior of reactor 2 is pictured before the disaster (left) and after (right)

In one reactor, the radiation reading last year was a staggering 530 sieverts per hour, enough to kill with even a brief exposure
In one reactor, the radiation reading last year was a staggering 530 sieverts per hour, enough to kill with even a brief exposure

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In one reactor, the radiation reading last year was a staggering 530 sieverts per hour, enough to kill with even a brief exposure

In one reactor, the radiation reading last year was a staggering 530 sieverts per hour, enough to kill with even a brief exposure. 

Professor Patrick Regan, a radiation expert with the University of Surrey, said a

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