Now I'm not going to do a repost because I think that some of the things that Dailymail give as news are not really the truth, more an official truth that is. Anyhow this is what the town of Futaba looks like now. Futaba is located some 12 miles / 20 km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. And that means it's in the exclusion zone. The Japanese government did a mass evacuation and around 80,000 people left the town immediately.
What is left now is a dead town. Contaminated with radiation. In an article posted 13 March 2011 at World Nuclear News stated. 100 residents evacuated from Futaba by buses, nine people were found to have been exposed.
One person was measured to have an exposure of 18,000 counts per minute (cpm); another had a measurement of between 30,000 and 36,000 cpm; while a third evacuee had an exposure of 40,000 cpm. A fourth person initially gave a reading of over 100,000 cpm, but a second measurement taken after the person had removed their shoes was just under 40,000 cpm. Another five people were said to have "very small counts".
Pictures show how the earthquake have caused damage throughout the town. The local hospital is seen with the pavement cracked at the enterance. Trolleys and wheelchairs are left outside.
At the Futaba kindergarten playground there are even cracks running beside the play equipment.
The only thing left smiling in the town of Futaba is radioactive Buddha...