Saturday, March 12, 2016

Eerie Photos of Fukushima's Ghost Towns

It's been five years since a tsunami caused by an earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. 
The wave triggered the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. And the land remains contaminated. 
Fukushima Prefecture, once known for its fertility, is now littered with large black sacks containing radioactive soil, organic matter, and stone. It was scraped from farmland in an effort to make the area habitable again for the families that have lived here for centuries.

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