Wednesday, February 21, 2024

I went to Fukushima

I’m an engineer and interested in all kinds of technology, especially if it is used to build something big. But I’m also fascinated by what happens when things suddenly change and don’t go as expected, and especially by everything that’s left behind after technological and social revolutions or disasters. In October 2017 I travelled across Japan and decided to visit one of the places where technology had failed in the worst way imaginable: the Fukushima Evacuation Zone.

I will write a bit more about what I learned from events like these as an engineer in a future blog post, but in the meantime make sure to head over to the travel blog if you are interested in more pictures like the following.

The huge cranes towering over the damaged reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, shot from a distance of just two kilometers
A street in Namie, an abandoned Ghost Town

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