2016 Namie Town

24 images Created 29 Mar 2016

Namie Town in the Futaba district of Fukushima prefecture was severely affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that resulted from the March 11th 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The town was not only seriously damaged by the earthquake itself, and following tsunami, but due to it proximity to the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant where tsunami damage caused meltdowns and explosions, had to be evacuated en masse on the morning of March 12th.

On April 1st, 2013, the nuclear evacuation zone in Namie was revised. Japanese authorities decided to set three different zones according to different levels of radiation. The centre of the town near the trains station and towards the coast remains a restricted and is effectively a ghost town.
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