Malaysian photographer, Keo Wee Loong, claims to have snuck into the Fukushima, nuclear hot-zone to glimpse the carnage and aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown of 2011.
Keow, who lives in Bangkok, said on Facebook that he “snuck through the forest” to avoid the police. He wanted to see and document the city that had been “frozen in time” after residents abruptly fled.
It seems that Keow went with his fiance, Marta Sibielak, who likely took the pictures of Keow.
He said “when I entered the red zone, I can feel a burning sensation in my eyes and thick chemical smell in the air.
“Before I went there the authority [sic] told me that I need a special permit to visit this town and it takes 3-4 weeks to get the approval from the local council… Well too much bureaucracy bullsh*t for me… So I just sneak in the forest to avoid cops on the road… AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!”
The pictures speak volumes. Notice the insane amounts of mold.
Keow talks about radiation levels still being “very high.” He goes on to explain the valuables still there. “I can find food, money, gold, laptops and other valuables in the red zone. I’m amazed that nobody looted this town clean.”