The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Abandoned Animals

He is known as the guardian of Fukushima’s animals because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone.(via: aplus,vice,bbc)

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After the nuclear disaster, Matsumura left his home to look for a safer place to stay. Soon after he realized he left something very important behind — his animals. 3 4 5 6

Despite the dangers of radiation, Matsumura returned to his home in Tomioka to find a shocking amount of starving animals abandoned by their owners. Matsumura is the only person currently living in the exclusion zone. 7 8 9

He does not eat locally produced food and Matsumura is still constantly exposed to radiation, but, according to an interview with BBC, “refuses to worry about it.” 10 11

Taking care of the animals is not an easy task, since Matsumura doesn’t receive any help from the government. 12 13 1457 1559 1654

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