A video on YouTube shows a bright flash, possibly a lightning strike, taken from one of the cameras permanently trained on the stricken TEPCO Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
This surveillance camera image was posted to the web at virtually the same moment an official report was handed down blaming the plant operators, and the government, for man-made errors and collusion which lead to the worsening of the nuclear accident occurring just hours after a tsunami inundated the facility in 2011, causing the worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl blast in 1986.
The video shows a tremendous flash of light over some buildings at the plant and streaks of lightning coursing through the sky just afterwards. A time stamp on the video verifies the location. It's not known if the plant has sustained further damage.
Online surveillance cameras were set up at the Fukushima plant for around-the-clock monitoring shortly after the disaster in an effort to calm a nervous public and to demonstrate the plant's safety and security.
But, in cases like this, they only seem to, literally, fan the flames of controversy.
Here's the video:
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