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Immediately after the quake, we began to see pictures on the Internet, on television and in the newspaper. The pictures were shocking, disturbing, and led us to ask: How would a country even start with cleanup and recovery?

Thousands of workers mobilize quickly after an earthquake, whether they're treating the injured or dealing with collapsed buildings. They face long days and high emotions.

There's little room for error for nuclear energy workers following equipment failures. These workers have to monitor their own exposure to radiation carefully.