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[Note: DRAFT CAPTION not to be used for publication. Some information has not been fact-checked; quotes are paraphrased from notes, awaiting direct translations. –MFR, 3/2013]<br />
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A police car drives on the Tomioko highway (Hwy 114) through the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, past roadsides overgrown with kudzu, 18 km west of Namie. This road connects the abandoned city of Namie, former population 22,000, with Fukushima City and Nihonmatsu, 65 km (40 miles) west, where the district adminstration of Namie continues to function, relocated to a neighborhood community center.<br />
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The After Fukushima project by photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart documents the long-term human consequences of nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the tsunami that followed. <br />
© Michael Forster Rothbart Photography<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  7/17/2012<br />
File#:  Canon — Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital camera frame 80347
[Note: DRAFT CAPTION not to be used for publication. Some information has not been fact-checked; quotes are paraphrased from notes, awaiting direct translations. –MFR, 3/2013]

A police car drives on the Tomioko highway (Hwy 114) through the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, past roadsides overgrown with kudzu, 18 km west of Namie. This road connects the abandoned city of Namie, former population 22,000, with Fukushima City and Nihonmatsu, 65 km (40 miles) west, where the district...
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