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Photo Gallery: The Future Ghost Town of Iitate

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Poisoned Fields The Painful Evacuation of a Japanese Village

Contamination levels in the Japanese mountain village of Iitate are higher than in some parts of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Its evacuation has been a painful process for residents -- and many are more afraid of resettlement than they are of radiation.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan