Even after 2 years and in the most sophisticated country in terms of technology, money, and all the expertise possible in the world, Fukushima still looks like a scene from a Post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie and it’s a harsh reality that all the tech in the world didn’t make it better at all which we created in the first place. someone once said creation is not the trophy but the trophy is to keep it that way.
Devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and has displaced more than 300,000. Towns in the surrounding area remain abandoned, even those outside the nuclear disaster exclusion zone, too contaminated by radiation for residents to return for more than short visits. Click here to look a lot more of these devastating photos.
A statue of a boy and a girl stands at the entrance of the abandoned Namie school in Namie. The government says radiation levels in the evacuation zone will fall 40% within two years. However, even with cleanup efforts, the health risks of long-term exposure to remaining low-levels of radiation are unclear
A house collapsed on a deserted street in Namie. By the end of this year, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) says it will begin removing fuel assemblies from the reactor building’s storage pool and placing them in a nearby cooling pool, where they will remain for four years before being stored in even safer dry casks in a purpose-built facility on higher ground
A deserted street in Namie. The town’s 21,000 residents had to abandon their homes after the town was evacuated. Even if most of former Namie residents still hope to go back to their homes in the future, they are only allowed to return home for a few hours to minimise radiation exposure. Japan is about to embark on a clean-up that could cost at least £67bn, in addition to the cost of compensating evacuees and decontaminating their homes