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Report - Tomioka (Fukushima) Yellow Zone Japan - Jan 2017

djalexr

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Apologies for the late report as we visited Fukushima district almost exactly one year ago now. Have only just got round to uploading any photos.

These photo's were taken in the town of Tomioka, which is situated in the Fukushima nuclear disaster yellow zone. The town was badly damaged in the Tohoku earthquake, and the coastal areas devastated by the associated tsunami. When the radiation levels became clear the next day it was evacuated and included in the Yellow Exclusion Zone. This means it is illegal to stay in the area overnight due to concerns over the level of radiation. There are hourly loudspeaker announcements (often emanating from unseen speakers) reminding you of this fact.

It is definitely the weirdest, creepiest and most heartbreaking place I have ever visited. When we first got out of the car the only sounds you could hear were birdsong and a metal sign creaking in the wind. In other areas this was only punctuated by the speaker announcements and the rumble of construction trucks carrying radioactive soil to vast dumping grounds.

As you can see from the photo's people were forced to leave without having chance to take any of their belongings with them. Some of them still have not been re-housed. If this can happen in Japan, the most efficient, health and safety conscious place I have ever visited, it can happen anywhere. Fuck nuclear power! If something similar happened at Hinkley this is what Bristol would look like.

Preparation at Gamphouse hostel
Very basic.. more like a homestay. Nearby the site, very friendly owners whose livelihood has been almost destroyed by the disaster. would recommend!

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djalexr

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Thanks for viewing. This is just a fraction of the photos we got at this site. Let me know if you want more... or PM me if you want to find out about some other sites that will blow your mind! Stay safe everyone


 
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UrbanFoxCub

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A+ Cracking! That scooby and the arcade! Jesus!

Is this a permission tour/visit ?
Or can you just go here?