The Fukushima Exclusion Zone: Six Months Later

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An aerial view of explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 15, 2011. (Flickr user: daveeza)

It's been six months since three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant over-heated following a tsunami, forcing 100,000 people living within a 12 mile radius of the site to evacuate. Today, the reactors are still not fully stabilized, but radiation levels in one area of what has come to be known as the "exclusion zone" have dropped. The BBC's David Shukman is one of the few journalists to venture inside the exclusion zone.

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David Shukman

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