Revisiting Fukushima's Ghost Towns

By Brent Murray - 2013-02-15T19:02:38Z

Photograph by James Whitlow Delano/Redux

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Ruined Water Supply

Runoff from the irradiated mountains near Odaka will, in the decades ahead, carry radiation down to recontaminate lowlands. The mountains caught more radioactive fallout than the lowlands did, and the sources for local drinking water are located in these mountains.