“Nuclear Power: The Energy for a Better Future” Sign reading at the entrance of the evacuated Futaba town (source: photo Reuters/Stringer)
Do You Know What the Fuel Pools Actually Look Like?
Washington’s Blog, April 15, 2012.
83 pictures taken during the year elapsed from the start of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
AAVV, The Washington Post, March 14, 2011, February 20, 2012.
Journalists and photographers are given access to the site of the nuclear plant where three reactors suffered meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March last year.
Issei Kato/Reuters, The Guardian, February 20, 2012.
Buildings remain vacant and streets deserted inside the 20km (12 mile) radius exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The March 2011 tsunami knocked out the plant’s cooling systems, leading to the world’s worst atomic crisis in 25 years.
Reuters/Stringer, January 17, 2012.
The 21,000 residents of Namie by abandoning their homes, unwittingly fled directly into the path of Fukushima’s radiation cloud… more
Cordula Meyer, Der Spiegel, December 22, 2011.
In June 2011, National Geographic sent AP photographer David Guttenfelder into the “exclusion zone” around Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant; zone where more than 70,000 residents were evacuated. The November 14, officials gives the media a tour and Guttenfelder visited the nuclear power plant itself and witnessed a striking scene of devastation: twisted and overturned vehicles, crumbling reactor buildings, piles of rubble virtually untouched since the wave struck more than eight months earlier.
David Guttenfelder, The Atlantic, via National Geographic, December 5, 2011.
November 2011, officials gives the media a tour.
David Guttenfelder/Pool/Reuters, Time, November 12, 2011.
The ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant photographed during the media a tour on 12 November 2011.
David Guttenfelder/Pool/Cryptome, November 12, 2011.
Noriko Hayashi, Der Spiegel, September 21, 2011.
Tens of thousands demonstrate against Japanese nuclear power.
Der Spiegel, September 19, 2011.
Mainichi, September 19, 2011.
Photographer Athit Perawongmetha documents the ghost town left behind by the nuclear crisis in Japan. What he found was a “time stop”.
Athit Perawongmetha, CNN via YouTube, August 4, 2011.
The photographer Dominic Nahr into the zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Dominic Nahr, Leica Camera, Vimeo, July 29, 2011.
Donald Weber, 2011.
In early August, Kazuma Obara became the first photojournalist to gain unauthorized access to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Kazuma Obara, Number 1 Shimbun, August, 2011.
Model of a provisional sarcophagus for a Fukushima Daiichi reactor building.
Diederik Samsom, Twitpic, June 28, 2011.
Photos taken by Rei Hashimoto into the 20 km exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Rei Hashimoto, Facebook, June 6, 2011.
Images from ghost towns Futaba and Okuma, near the Fukushima 1 plant.
Ko Sasaki, Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2011.
Steve Herman, VOA, April 13, 2011.
Namie (population 22,000) is one of the abandoned towns in the Fukushima Prefecture.
Steve Herman, VOA, April 12, 2011.
Carlos Barria, Reuters, April 6, 2011.
New York Times, March 15, 2011.
TEPCO, BBC News, May 20, 2011.
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