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Meet the Earth’s Most Radioactive Man Who Takes Care of Fukushima’s Animals

Friday Oct 02, 2015 1:00 AM

All photos: Bored Panda

According to the BBC, 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura is the last person living in Tomioka, the ghost town at the heart of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

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Tomioka was abandoned when the leak happened, people leaving the 12.5 mile exclusion zone in such a rush that they left their doors open and their animals behind.

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As Naoto waits for his community to come back to life, he takes care of the town’s animal survivors and lives by candelight. Known as the “guardian of Fukushima’s animals” he feeds and checks in on cows, pigs, dogs, cats, and more.

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Though he eats food from outside the zone, by staying with Tomioka’s animals, Naoto is no doubt exposed to radiation daily. Click through to see his big-hearted work in action.

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