Google Street View shows evacuated city next to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant


Google Japan today announced a complement of images on Google Street View that brings 360-degree photos of Namie-machi, one of the Japanese cities most affected by the nuclear contamination of the Fukushima Plant.

Namie-machi had its 21,000 residents evacuated on March 11, 2011 and still suffers from the effects of the tsunami that devastated the country’s coast. According to the mayor, the nuclear danger prevents the rapid restoration of the city.

“With nuclear danger, we have only been able to do superficial work for the past two years. We would very much like you to look at these Street View images to understand Namie-machi’s current state and the seriousness of the situation, ”he said on the Google blog.

Click on the images below to view in Street View: