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Fukushima’s Rehabilitated Cotton Fields are Reviving a Fallow Japanese Industry

Seven years after an earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, causing three nuclear reactors in Fukushima to melt down, the prefecture remains synonymous with tragedy and devastation. Entire towns and villages remained abandoned despite the lifting of evacuation orders in certain areas. Rampaging packs of wild, radioactive boars roam the deserted streets. And swaths of…

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