12 Eerie Pictures Of Fukushima Ghost Towns Taken Five Years After The Horrible Nuclear Disaster
6 Giant cobwebs in the shopping store
Almost 1600 people lost their lives in the ensuing evacuation conditions. There is no plan in sight for decommissioning the plants which authorities estimate to take up to 30 years which means, the nuclear radioactive material will take another 30 years to melt. Frozen soil barriers are being built to contain the seepage of radioactive chemicals.
5 Abandoned cars lying on roads covered in wild plants and shrubbery
As you can see, even cars were abandoned on roads as people rushed to their homes to evacuate their families. This sight is no less haunting as a sign of the ghostly appearance of Fukushima which was once a thriving bustling district in Japan.
4 Silence isn’t always golden
Silence is now the saddest melody symbolizing the devastation of Fukushima. It’s almost heartbreaking to see such sights knowing that people will never return to their homes. The disruption of life at Fukushima may have caused several thousands to lose valuable property.
3 House destroyed
Scenes such as this crushed home are common in Fukushima where the atmosphere is no less haunting as a sense of dread and doom hangs in the air reminiscent of that ungodly day in 2011 when the Tsunami was just a prelude to what was to strike the people of Fukushima.
2 Marooned ship at Fukushima
This is one deathly scene which was a direct result of the giant tsunami that dragged several large vessels like this one ashore. While ion other parts of Japan affected by the tsunami, such items may have been hauled away, at Fukushima they still stand as eerie monuments of disaster.
1 Abandoned Street at Fukushima
Imagine the beautiful scene that this street was once home to. Today as part of the Fukushima ghost towns it lies in shambles as a solitary reminder of the how technology can also be our undoing. It will take years for Fukushima to return to normal if it actually does, but in the meantime, will man ever learn what can happen if you are irresponsible is using nuclear technology.