These New Photos Reveal How The Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone Was Overtaken By Nature

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 13, 2015 Updated: October 13, 2015

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski went to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster last month to see it with his own eyes. What he found was how nature took over the area after people left following the devastating March 2011 earthquake.

The scenes he captured are reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic film.

“It is not earthquakes or tsunami that are to blame for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but humans,” Podniesinski wrote on his website.

“I came to Fukushima as a photographer and a filmmaker, trying above all to put together a story using pictures. I was convinced that seeing the effects of the disaster with my own eyes would mean I could assess the effects of the power station failure and understand the scale of the tragedy, especially the tragedy of the evacuated residents, in a better way,” he added.

“This was a way of drawing my 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.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.