Images From Fukushima Show How Nuclear Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami off Japan’s coastline, was the second largest nuclear disaster in history and saw 300,000 people evacuated from the area.

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski – who has previously photographed Chernobyl - travelled to the site to see the effects of the disaster on the area. The exclusion zone is roughly 20km and filled with the untouched relics of the community that fled following the explosion.

Comparing the site to a post-apocalyptic film, Arkadiusz said:

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