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April 28, 2011

The Gurney

Sergey Ponomarev / AP
Sergey Ponomarev / AP

Evoking victims and invisibility, this photo, taken outside an abandoned hospital inside the 12 mile evacuation zone, seems to also speak to international media’s ongoing neglect of the historic Fukushima story.

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(caption: A gurney sits in front of the entrance to a hospital in the deserted town of Futaba, inside the 12-mile evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan on April 21.)

  • karen h.

    Sort of a metaphor for what’s going on around the world.

  • Coolcat

    The birds on the glass suggest we’ve all flown away

  • psychohistorian

    Fukushima is a Roman Candle of radioactivity that has had its fuse lit.

    10 times the payload of Chernobyl.

    They can’t enter the control rooms of multiple units.

    Unlike modern Roman Candles where the payloads out of the chute are timed and controlled, it is anyones guess when and how Fukushima will disperse its payload to the world.

    Then what will the exclusion zones be for the next 30 years?

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