The Post-Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Cleanup Effort in Japan

The Post-Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Cleanup Effort in Japan

More than five years after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, the cleanup effort continues. If you travel to the area, you'll see thousands and thousands of big black bags, stacked in long rows two or three high along the road, or in enormous depositories closer to the shoreline. Thousands of laborers shovel all sorts of contaminated debris — soil, branches, bicycles, trash — into them, though there is no long-term plan for what to do with the waste.


More than five years after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, the cleanup effort continues. If you travel to the area, you'll see thousands and thousands of big black bags, stacked in long rows two or three high along the road, or in enormous depositories closer to the shoreline. Thousands of laborers shovel all sorts of contaminated debris — soil, branches, bicycles, trash — into them, though there is no long-term plan for what to do with the waste.

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