Revisiting Fukushima's Ghost Towns

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

Photograph by James Whitlow Delano/Redux

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Decontamination Crew

A decontamination crew works on the main road linking highly radioactive Iitate-mura with Fukushima City and the sea. Residents are authorized to return to Iitate-mura, but radiation levels make it too dangerous to inhabit full-time. Some have apparently returned and now refuse to leave.

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