Fukushima’s Pripjat

We’ve all seen the haunting photos of Pripjat, the Ukrainian town that used to house the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and was abandoned shortly after the Chernobyl reactor suffered a fatal meltdown.

Now Ars Technica offers photos of the Japanese town of Namie a few miles from the Fukushima Daishi nuclear power plant, which was abandoned after the plant suffered several meltdowns due to tsunami damage a little more than two years ago. 22000 people once lived here, now it’s a ghost town.

Such photos are haunting, whether it’s Pripjat or Namie.

Found via Jay Lake.

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