Japan’s Ongoing Nuclear Clean-Up, Five Years Later

Five years after a catastrophic earthquake and its resulting tsunami hit Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, workers continue to tirelessly clean up radiation. Ahead of the anniversary of the disaster, National Geographic traveled to Fukushima to document remediation efforts. Where fertile farmlands once produced many of the regions crops, mountains of black sacks filled with contaminated soil now lie piled up, and citizens that once inhabited the area are now replaced by workers in haz-mat suits. Take a look at the eerie images at National Geographic.