Before and after pictures of the Tsunami
Obviously, the Japanese will recover from the Tsunami, they have made great strides already.
They state that it will take them 50 years to decommission Fukushima. And 300 years for the radiation to fall to reasonable levels on the strontium and cesium rad waste. The uranium and plutonium take alot longer.
Japan Earthquake: Before and After
Feb 23, 2012 | 141In just over two weeks, Japan will be observing the one-year anniversary of the disastrous magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck its east coast in March of 2011. The destruction was unprecedented and the loss of life and property were staggering -- more than 15,800 are confirmed dead, with another 3,300 still listed as missing nearly a year later. Photographers documented the many faces of this tragedy and have now returned to give us a look at the difference a year can make, re-shooting places that were photographed during and immediately after the quake. Collected here are 20 of these pairings. They are interactive: Starting with number 2, click the images to view a fading before/after comparison. [20 photo pairs]