Contaminated Landscapes in Motooka Shimizu

Photo | 1 June, 2014

On the border of the closed zone. Level of radiation is 2.9 micro Sievert per hour. The normal rate before the Fukushima nuclear disaster was 0.08 microsieverts an hour. The impact of the Fukushima meltdown in the surrounding villages is already obvious with abandoned homes and gardens rapidly falling into decay. Around 150,000 people will not able to go back to their homes for years to come and many may never be able to return at all.