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  • Lying completely untouched since 2011,

  • Fukushima is a desolate wasteland. Disaster struck after a magnitude 9 earthquake triggered

  • a tsunami that destroyed a power plant, leading to the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

  • The quake that caused it was strong

  • enough to permanently move Japan’s main island, Honshu, two meters east. In the following

  • days and weeks, it’s estimated that over 150,000 people were forced to leave the area.

  • 27-year-old urban explorer Keow Wee Loong, with friends Sherina Yuen and Koji Hari visited

  • four towns in Fukushima in June this year.

  • The plant has thousands of times more

  • radiation than was in the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

  • Though they wore gas masks to filter

  • the contaminated air, they chose not to wear protective clothing, leaving their skin exposed

  • to the potentially harmful environment.

  • The trio didn’t just risk dangers

  • to their health. To enter the so-calledRed Zonearea, they had to dodge police patrols,

  • sneaking in under the cover of night. Whilst on site, Keow found gold, money and other

  • valuables still in place. Along with clean washing half removed from machines. They explored

  • an empty mall with shops full of merchandise dating back over five years.

  • The Malaysian-born photographer wanted

  • to explore the devastating effects of the earthquake first hand, and to see the hold

  • that nature took five years on. The Tokyo Electrical Power Company Incorporated estimates

  • that it will take at least 40 years to complete the clean-up operation.

Lying completely untouched since 2011,

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Inside Fukushima’s Radioactive Ghost Towns

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    Sh, Gang (Aaron) posted on 2016/07/14
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