There’s absolutely nothing wrong with exploring unchartered territories but we draw the line when it comes to vacationing in radioactive destinations. You’d be surprised to know that many countries, including Ireland, Poland and even Sweden, have high level of radiation in the air and in their waters! In this post, we are listing down perhaps some of the worst radioactive countries in the world!
1. Fukushima, Japan
Renowned for its ancient art forms, the beautiful shopping destination and the bleeding technologies, Japan has been, for many years, topping the lists of must-have vacation destinations in the world. That, until a 2011 earthquake and tsunami tragedy that not only destroyed homes but also caused the Fukushima nuclear power plant to go on a complete meltdown. Yikes.
Three years after the tragedy, it’s business as usual in Japan. Infrastructures were restored, people went on with their lives and tourism is almost back to normal. But the lasting effects of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown still looms.
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown is the worst nuclear accident in the world since the Chernobyl incident. Three of Fukushima nuclear plant’s six reactors melted down, radiation leaked to surrounding areas, spewing radioactive materials to as far as 200 miles from the plant. The dangers of the nuclear meltdown are still unfolding today and experts have no idea what other ill effects of the incident will await in the future.
In fact, radioactive wastes are still polluting the waters, affecting neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Worse, Japan is not publishing this little nugget of fact to the rest of the world, leaving unknowing tourists to visit the country without fully understanding the gravity or severity of the nuclear meltdown on their health and the environment.