posted on Dec, 7 2013 @ 12:43 PM
Slightly off-topic, but Google Maps now has 'driven' around the area of Fukushima Prefecture and you can do a virtual drive though and get within a
few 100 feet of the nuke plant. Hopefully they retired this particular car afterwards, the contamination of it must have been epic.
It's shocking how normal it all looks as far as the greenery but the houses are almost completely cleaned up, scraped by bulldozers right down to
their foundations. A few are still standing, the first floors washed away and skeletal, the second floors with windows gone. There's random piles of
debris everywhere, along with abandoned cars. The ghost town effect is chilling. The roads are still barely passable and have numerous cracks in
them from the earthquakes; weeds are growing up inside the cracks now.
For those who have never done it, go to Google Maps, type in the location you want pretty much anywhere in the world; if they've 'driven' their remote
controlled car in that vicinity the map will have a 'little yellow guy' icon on the top of the +/- zoom feature. Left click on him and drag him to
wherever the blue lines appear and you can virtually drive down the road and take in the sights.
It's cheap travel (and research) without the hotel costs, long distance flights and Montezuma's revenge...
12461212pmSaturdayf46Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:46:12 -0600America/Chicago by signalfire because: correction