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Googles Ghost-town Tours, Fukushima Nuclear Wastelands via Googlemaps/Streetview

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Googles Ghost-town Tours, Fukushima Nuclear Wastelands via Googlemaps/Streetview

Google Ghost ToursInternet behemoth Google has launched a virtual tour through the nuclear wasteland surrounding Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Virtual tourists can now take an eery tour through the deserted streets of Namie, one of the towns abandoned after the Fukushima meltdowns spewed radioactive fallout across a large area.

The site reveals streets overgrown with weeds, and time appears to have stood still since Namie’s entire population of 21,000 people was evacuated two years ago.

Fifty percent of the town on the Pacific coast sits within the 20-kilometre evacuation zone around the nuclear plant, which was crippled by Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami :: Read the full article »»»»