20 Photos Of The Fukushima Disaster Site Show How Nature Is Reclaiming The Land

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8:00 pm 13 Oct, 2015

“It is not earthquakes or tsunami that are to blame for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but humans,” writes Arkadiusz Podniesinski a Polish photographer who went to the site of Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. He wanted to cover the site with his own opinion and here are the photographs he clicked.

 

1. Nature swallowing the abandoned vehicles on a stretch of road near the power plant

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2. Wild grasses covered some of the cars entirely so that they aren’t even visible

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3. Podniesinski shows a radiation reading of 6.7 uSv/h

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4. Motorcycle left chained up being absorbed by a field

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5.These contaminated televisions were collected and piled up as part of the cleaning efforts

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6. Cobwebs hang above the scattered products in this abandoned supermarket

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7. Photograph of an abandoned super market

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8. Animal droppings all over an abandoned computer lab in a village near the plant

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9. A dining table with portable cookers ready to prepare food looks like it was left in haste

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10. These go-karts had their last race in an entertainment park located within the 12.5 mile of the exclusion zone

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11. Musical instruments including a piano litter the floor of this classroom


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12. The earthquake which started the tsunami damaged buildings as well

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13. These bicycles were left behind when residents fled

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14. The disaster interrupted classes mid-lesson

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15. An empty arcade, now without patrons

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16. This aerial photo taken by a drone shows one of the dump sites that contain thousands of bags of contaminated soil

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17. Bags of radioactive soil are stacked one on top of the other to save space

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18. Landowners have been told that these contaminated bags will be disposed of, but many people remain skeptical

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19. Cows developed white spots on their skin after eating contaminated grass

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20. Irony! “Nuclear energy is the energy of a bright future” reads the sign

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Photos via: Boredpanda

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