Ghost towns in Japan still contaminated three years after the March 11 earthquake and resulting nuclear disaster

March 7, 2014

Lying just 25km from the north of the Fukushima power plant, Minamisoma city was transformed into a ghost town soon after the 600-feet tsunami wiped out its coastal edge and nuclear alerts prompted an exodus of some 50,000 residents, out of a total 75,000, in the first two weeks after the disaster. Today, the southern tip of the city is still fenced off still fenced off because it is dangerously radioactive. Read the full article here.