Nuclear Reactor At Fukushima May Turned Into A Tourist Attraction

dark tourismA summer vacation spot that will give you a healthy glow? Thanks to a tip from Rhoid – Japan Today reports:

Paying visits to historic places where death and suffering occurred is known as “dark tourism.” After taking note that in 2011, or 25 years after the accident, the Chernobyl reactor site has become open to general tourism, a group of individuals in Japan is attempting to lay the groundwork for plans to make the No. 1 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a tourist spot.

The group includes author-critic Hiroki Azuma, tourism scholar Akira Ide, artist Kazuki Umezawa, media activist Daisuke Tsuda, sociologist Hiroshi Akenuma, editor Kenro Hayami and architect Ryuji Fujiwara.

Along with providing a venue to convey their own histories to future generations, the members aim for the activities to be useful in aiding in recovery of the affected areas.

3 Comments on "Nuclear Reactor At Fukushima May Turned Into A Tourist Attraction"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Aug 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm |

    Don’t forget your NCB suit.

  2. Hoarfraust | Aug 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm |

    Ah, survival of the fittest at work! I see some Darwin Awards coming!

  3. Rhoid Rager | Aug 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm |

    This is assuming that the spent fuel pools stay cooled and the fuel rods in them don’t catch fire. If that happens, it could be game over for more places than just Japan.

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