Fukushima 6 Years Later: The Radioactive Forest | 2017 Documentary
„Veröffentlicht am 21.02.2017
In March 11, 2011, Eastern Japan was hit by a massive earthquake. The gigantic tsunami caused by this earthquake later triggered a power outage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Company, which led to 3 simultaneous meltdowns.
The surrounding towns turned into a desolate land, making the area into a „radioactive forest“. Without human presence, the land is roamed by wildlife like civets, macaques and wild boars.
A project is underway to study the deserted areas by attaching a camera to wild boars to record the conditions of the former farmlands. 6 years after the disaster, we take a close look at how radiation has affected the wildlife, and what it entails for us humans.“