Piles of radiated soil lay along the side of the road in a deserted town, as seen from the newly opened Joban Expressway near the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, 22 June 2015.
Radiation in the area along the highway closest to the power plants registers more than 5 microsieverts per hour.
At its closest point the highway runs only six kilometers from the destroyed plant.
According to a government report, passengers inside a car traveling at 70 kilometers per hour would be exposed to 0.2 microsieverts during a one way trip past the power plants.
This is equivalent to 1/300 of the radiation output from a chest X-ray.