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As towns in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone get decontaminated, scraped topsoil, organic waste and debris from demolished buildings with low-level radioactive contamination get loaded into heavy-duty cubic-meter bags. These bags pile up on worksites, roadsides and temporary storage fields across the Exclusion Zone. This storage site by the Yamadahama neighborhood in Naraha has meter bags stacked three high in pyramids of 192 bags; a total of 12,096 bags will occupy this site when it is full, and the field is one of dozens filling the floodplain beside the Kido river.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  10/5/2015<br />
File#:  Canon — Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital camera frame A28465
As towns in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone get decontaminated, scraped topsoil, organic waste and debris from demolished buildings with low-level radioactive contamination get loaded into heavy-duty cubic-meter bags. These bags pile up on worksites, roadsides and temporary storage fields across the Exclusion Zone. This storage site by the Yamadahama neighborhood in Naraha has meter bags stacked three high in pyramids of 192 bags; a total of 12,096 bags will occupy this site when it is full, and...
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