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“No Dumping of Contaminated Water into the Pacific Ocean! Rally to Protect the Ocean and Life!” via Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World

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TEPCO’s Fukushima Reconstruction HQ Moves to Town of Futaba via Nippon.com

[…] The accident, triggered by a powerful earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, occurred at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, which straddles Futaba and the town of Okuma in the prefecture. The Japanese government’s evacuation order, placed after … Continue reading

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The Ghost Towns Behind The Gates via NPR

Fukushima was forever changed by one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters nearly a decade ago. The Japanese government has poured billions of dollars into recovery efforts. But what does recovery really mean? The answer is a combination of resilience, … Continue reading

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Abe visits Futaba just days before anniversary of nuclear disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

By Naoki Mitsuyama FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 7 visited the virtual ghost town of Futaba, a once bustling community until the 2011 nuclear disaster hit and forced all the residents to evacuate. His visit came four days … Continue reading

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Japan opens part of last town off-limits since nuclear leaks via The Post-Star

By Mari Yamaguchi TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government on Wednesday opened part of the last town that had been off-limits due to radiation since the Fukushima nuclear disaster nine years ago, in a symbolic move to show the region’s recovery … Continue reading

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Olympics no relief for devastated city via Arkansas Democrat Gazette

FUTABA, Japan — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball … Continue reading

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Evacuated Fukushima town begins efforts to have produce restrictions lifted via The Mainichi

FUTABA, Fukushima — Vegetable cultivation trials began in September in this town, which has been completely evacuated since Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station melted down following the earthquakes and tsunami in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Work starts for industrial site near Daiichi plant via NHK World

[…] Speaking at Sunday’s ceremony, Futaba Mayor Shiro Izawa said reconstruction work has finally started in the town. He expressed hope that the site would facilitate the town’s recovery and the decommissioning work of the reactors. The town’s first new … Continue reading

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Town of Futaba kicks off radiation cleanup with eye on 2022 revival via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Cleanup work kicked off Monday to make radiation-tainted Futaba, one of the towns hosting the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant, habitable again by around spring 2022 under a government-led recovery project. Cleanup and demolition crews are trying to … Continue reading

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First ‘hub’ set up in Fukushima no-entry zone to speed rebuilding via The Asahi Shimbun

An area in the no-entry zone of Futaba, a town that co-hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, became the first government-designated “rebuilding hub” after the 3/11 disaster. The designation on Sept. 15 means decontamination will speed up … Continue reading

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