Through our Facebook feed we came across these pics - not released on major American news sites - of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after the earthquake and tsunami.
We though they might be a good conversation piece for SoundOff, but we're a bit unsure of the source. Even though the pictures are attributed to Japan's air photo service, the site where they are hosted is not one we recognized, nor is it built in the best way to offer credibility.
We did a quick online search and came to the conclusion that the site that is hosting the pics is like WikiLeaks. Their home page has the following description:
Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance -- open, secret and classified documents -- but not limited to those. Documents are removed from this site only by order served directly by a US court having jurisdiction. No court order has ever been served; any order served will be published here -- or elsewhere if gagged by order. Bluffs will be published if comical but otherwise ignored.
We hope you enjoy these amazing images. They are just one more proof of how critical safety is at nuclear plants and how fragil it becomes against any natural disaster. We need to improve our safety standards for world and our own safety.