28 Haunting Photos Of Fukushima, 2 Years Later

Schools and streets remain eerily deserted as workers rebuild the nuclear power plant.

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1. As Japan approaches the two-year anniversary of its devistating Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear meltdown, officials are still uncertain when or if 160,000 displaced residents will be able to return home.

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A street in Futaba in the exclusion zone around the power plant. Top: April 2011. Bottom: March 2013.

20. On Wednesday, some reporters were granted a visit to the nuclear plant to see how TEPCO is rebuilding.

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Members of the media wear protective suits and masks while walking near the plant's No. 4 reactor, center, and an under-construction foundation which will store the reactor's melted fuel rods.

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