Photographer snuck into the radioactive ghost town in Fukushima
• The photographer snuck into the radioactive ghost town in Fukushima
Photographer illegally sneaked into the radioactive ghost town and that's what I saw there.
In the spring of 2011 in Japan, a radiation accident the maximum level 7. The disaster was the result of the strongest in the history of the island nation of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Because of the accident were evacuated en masse to local residents, and a vast area around the nuclear power plant Fukushima-1 declared exclusion zone.
Five years later, a young photographer from Malaysia had the courage to get into the abandoned places contaminated by radioactive substances. 27-year-old Keough Bu Lung (Keow Wee Loong) sneaked into 20-kilometer exclusion zone. He risked health to show the outside world the effects of the disaster.
The barrier on the road leading to the city of Okuma.
store shelves filled with goods lying here since 2011.
Lung did not wait for official permission to visit the area (it could take a couple of weeks) and went to it illegally. 4:00 He went along with his assistant, and then went on foot with a GPS via a 25-kilometer forest. Thereafter Loong spent 12 hours in a restricted zone, studying and photographing abandoned buildings in several towns. "When I stepped into the" red zone ", I felt a burning sensation in the eyes and pungent chemical odor", - says the photographer. - Radiation levels are still high. Over the last 5 years in this city peeped not a lot of people. "
Loong said that the difference between Chernobyl and Fukushima is that the Ukrainian ghost town pillaged and abandoned places in Fukushima largely untouched.
on the road car is not, but the lights still work.
A building destroyed by an earthquake.
People are so hurriedly left the city that left the washed linen laundry.
Store CDs in 2011, almost unchanged.
An abandoned railway station.
An empty flower shop.
In the store unopened a Playstation 2.
On the wall calendar for March 2011.
In an abandoned shoe stall.