The More You Know: 20 pictures, added

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. When he obtained permits to enter the roughly 20km (12.5 mile) Exclusion Zone, he was confronted with a scene similar to one from a post apocalyptic film. Podniesinski previously photographed the area around the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “It is not earthquakes or tsunami that are to blame for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but humans,” writes Podniesinski on his website. He undertook the project so that he could draw his “own conclusions without being influenced by any media sensation, government propaganda, or nuclear lobbyists who are trying to play down the effects of the disaster, and pass on the information obtained to as wider a public as possible.” More info: podniesinski.pl

Radiation reading of 6.7 uSv/h
Bags of radioactive soil are stacked one on top of the other to save space
Cows started to get white spots on their skin soon after the accident. One farmer believes this is due to the cows eating contam
“Nuclear energy is the energy of a bright future” reads the sign


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