A glimpse into the lives of the workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant

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Japan is still recovering from a massive earthquake and tsunami that tore through the country 5 years ago.

The damages at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were catastrophic -- the nuclear meltdown caused more than 15,000 deaths and forced 90,000 people to flee their homes.

Many workers are living away from their families as they reconstruct and decontaminate the site. Masaya Uehara, who works on protecting against ground water, says he's disappointed by people who voice negative opinions of his dangerous job, but the criticism also keeps him working hard to prove them wrong.

Kei Kobayashi, who works on water purification, said the experience working at the plant has been rewarding and he learns something new each day.

Take a look through the photos above to learn more about the employees at the plant.

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