Contaminated streets in Kawamata

Photo | 21 February, 2012

Radiation dose rate: 1.73 microsievert an hour / 22 times above normal. The normal rate before the Fukushima nuclear disaster was 0.08 microsieverts an hour. Empty roads run through the southeastern part of Kawamata, as most residents were evacuated due to radioactive contamination. Only a few have stayed behind, because they are elderly or simply do not want to abandon their businesses and homes. 11/01/2011