• Fukushima today
It's been 2 years and 7 months after the earthquake in Japan, the most powerful in the country's history. A large area around the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" is still a restricted area, whose inhabitants will never be able to return home.
Namie town, located on the Pacific coast, famous for its picturesque views, forests and mountains. But the 21,000 residents were evacuated from here in 2011. Photographer Damir Sagolj (Reuters) traveled to the region around the plant "Fukushima-1", to document the lives of people after the tragedy. This Fukushima today.
Ghost Town Namie in Fukushima. Small monument to the victims of the tragedy in front of an abandoned house, 6.4 km from the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", 22 September 2013. More than 20,000 former residents of Namie can visit their former homes once a month with special permits, but remain prohibited within the exclusion zone:
Firefighters from Kyoto in another small monument to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami, the city of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, 15 September 2013:
Vending Machine, which brought a tsunami in the abandoned rice fields inside the exclusion zone in Fukushima, 21 September 2013:
The view from the windows of the former elementary school in the town of Namie, 6.4 km to the "Fukushima-1" nuclear power plant, 23 September 2013:
The class of elementary school, Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture, 22 September 2013:
Gym in School, 22 September 2013:
62-year-old, received special permission to visit the ghost town of Namie, looking at his former home things, September 14, 2013:
A doctor holds thyroid in 4-year-old girl in the city of Iwaki, September 18, 2013. The non-profit organization offers a free screening of the thyroid gland of children Fukushima region most affected by the radiation:
The visitor of Hokkaido, takes pictures of destroyed coastal tsunami in Namie, September 15, 2013:
59-year-old woman with a portrait of his father, where he killed himself, Fukushima Prefecture, 18 September 2013. The 102-year-old farmer who lived in his house all his life, he could not survive the move, when the government declared the region and the exclusion zone They ordered residents to evacuate, and hanged himself:
View of an abandoned house in the town of Namie, 15 September 2013. Nature comes:
Another woman, received permission for a short stay in a ghost town. Fukushima Prefecture, 22 September 2013:
58-year-old Japanese man, who refused to leave the contaminated exclusion zone on September 17, 2013. The former contains a farmer near his home 20 dogs and 500 animals left behind during the evacuation of the former owners. In honor of the nuclear disaster at the "Fukushima-1" he called this dog Atom.
The device notification system in the former elementary school in the town of Namie, 22 September 2013. 2 years and 7 months since the disaster being felt:
Abandoned bicycles near the train station, Fukushima Prefecture, 22 September 2013:
The workers are prepared to measure the radiation of vehicles and people leaving the exclusion zone around nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", 13 September 2013. A total of 160,000 people left their homes around the nuclear power plant after the government announced the evacuation in March 2011:
The radiation level near the city center in the town of Namie, September 15, 2013.
Work cuts the thick vegetation that has captivated the ghost town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, 13 September 2013:
The beach near the city of Iwaki, 19 September 2013. Here you can see a concrete barrier against possible tsunami:
Street lighting in the ghost town of Namie are still working properly, September 23, 2013:
Security officers blocked passage in the exclusion zone around nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" for people without permits, September 13, 2013:
Almost all the beaches in the exclusion zone are closed from March 11, 2011. Here is the Fukushima Prefecture today.