March 12, 2014

The Photo that Sums up the Fukushima Anniversary

Dalí, anyone?

(I can’t tell what was more surreal, the sudden ritual of visual remembrance on March 11 when this story has otherwise disappeared, or the dissembling (1 – there; 2 – here) and worldwide lack of concern for the ongoing crisis at the volatile and toxic Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant.)

From the Denver Post slideshow: Japan marks 3-year anniversary of tsunami, earthquake

(photo: Ken Ishii/Getty Images. caption: A clock at the elementary school damaged by tsunami still remains in Ukedo town, located within 5km from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 10, 2014 in Fukushima, Japan. On March 11 Japan commemorates the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.)

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