Current Fukushima Exclusion Zone Map

As you may have heard the exclusion (evacuation) zone around the Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to be adjusted to allow people into areas with lower radiation levels, and move them out of areas with higher levels. There has been no easy way to see what these areas look like so Safecast volunteer Azby created this map showing the areas impacted. The pink areas are restricted, the orange and green areas were once restricted but now open for anyone to access.

Azby adds: We needed a map like this that shows road access in relation to the restricted zones, to use when planning survey trips in the area. After hunting online, asking at roadblocks and official offices, and coming up empty-handed, we concluded that unbelievable as it may seem, no such map is available. This was an easy Photoshop job, overlaying an official evacuation zone map which didn’t show roads onto a Google map. We’ve confirmed that roadblocks are in place wherever a road crosses into the pink zone.

EDIT: Replaced the previous map with a more recent one (Aug. 8, 2013) which shows changes in evacuation status in Kawamata.