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Almost 2 Years Later: Japan's Slow Rebound From Fukushima

photo of Olga Belogolova
November 16, 2012

20 months after an earthquake and nuclear disaster rocked Japan, the town of Hirono, near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is still struggling to recover. See pictures from Hirono below.

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Chizuko Abe's road-side restaurant in Hirono called "Futaba" where many recovery workers eat.(Olga Belogolova)

Hirono school children gather at the end of their lunch.(Olga Belogolova)

An empty classroom of the elementary school is seen in Hirono, Japan.(Olga Belogolova)

 

Wrecked buildings sit along a road in Naraha, Japan, which is within the 20 km exclusion zone from the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.(Olga Belogolova)

Wrecked buildings sit along a road in Naraha, Japan, which is within the 20 km exclusion zone from the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.(Olga Belogolova)

The radiation level is on display in the lobby of the municipal office of Hirono, Japan.(Olga Belogolova)

 
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