Stunning Photos Of The Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone Turning Into Wilderness
Published 8 years ago
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Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011 left one long lasting scar: the Fukushima Exclusion Zone. Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski got the permits to enter the area of the nuclear disaster to take pictures. Chilling photos show nature slowly crawling back in. The 20km / 12.5 mile zone is rife with scenes that remind us of apocalyptic movies: cars on the road being swallowed by trees and hastily abandoned supermarkets.
“It is not earthquakes or tsunami that are to blame for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but humans,” writes Podniesinski on his website. His intent was to let people draw their “own conclusions without being influenced by any media sensation, government propaganda, or nuclear lobbyists who are trying to play down the effects of the disaster, and pass on the information obtained to as wider a public as possible.”