Abandoned Nuclear Exclusion Zone in Japan

The Big Picture hat eine Bilderstrecke von David Guttenfelder, der für National Geographic in die Evakuierungszone um Fukushima gefahren ist.

What does a sudden evacuation look like? After everyone is gone, what happens to the places they've abandoned? National Geographic Magazine sent Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder to the nuclear exclusion zone around Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant to find out. Evacuated shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami led to a nuclear radiation crisis, the area has been largely untouched, with food rotting on store shelves and children's backpacks waiting in classrooms. The area may face the same fate as the town of Pripyat, Ukraine after the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago. […] Collected here are Guttenfelder's haunting images just released of a place abandoned, and of people dealing with the loss.

Japan's nuclear exclusion zone