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Inside the ‘exclusion zone’ near Japan’s contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant

Inside the exclusion zone

A house sits on the scarred landscape inside the exclusion zone close to the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Namie, Japan. The area is closed to residents because of radiation contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Inside the exclusion zone

Workers search for radiation-contaminated debris in the city of Minamisoma. March 11 is the fifth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed the lives of 15,894, and the subsequent damage to the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Inside the exclusion zone

Personal items are strewn around a tsunami-damaged home Minamisoma. The nuclear disaster forced the evacuation of 99,750 people.

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Thousands of bags of radiation-contaminated soil and debris wait to be processed in the town of Naraha.

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The elements and nature take over homes and businesses in the town of Namie.

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A graveyard stands in the tsunami-scarred landscape in Namie.

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A house in in Namie.

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