The streets of the half-abandoned city were lit by the arriving moon, we cheerfully walked to the barrier, which blocking the road into the red zone, among overgrowned with the bushes street.
After just two hundred meters I saw the light of the approaching headlights in the spherical road mirror on the corner and jumped into the bushes of roses. A patrol car passed by slowly. The bushes turned out to be roses and after getting out of them we continued our way constantly turning around.
March 11, 2011 as a result of the strongest in the history of Japan earthquake and the tsunami, that followed it, there was an accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. The force of nature disabled external funds of power supply and backup diesel generator, that's why cooling system of several units of the power plant went off-line, and as a result, active areas of reactors number 1,2 and 3 melted. The consequences of the disaster were truly horrifying.
Almost immediately after the accident evacuation of people from nearby settlements began - firstly from a three-kilometer zone, then from a zone of 5-15 kilometers, and then the exclusion zone became a circle with a radius of 30 kilometers. Generally, about 160 thousand people were evacuated. In the exclusion zone, there are six cities and several villages, which are heavily polluted with radiation.
Futaba is one of the two largest villages in the exclusion zone of Fukushima. It was about 2:00 a.m. when we entered the city. ⚠ Follow us @urbextour to get more about urban exploration ⚠ Tag your best urbex shots #urbextour and we will publish them!