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Few takers for free disaster relief housing in Fukushima via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Buildings converted from temporary housing units in Fukushima Prefecture have had few takers despite being offered free of charge, due partly to insufficient publicity, a prefectural official said Monday. Only three of 430 publicly provided temporary housing units … Continue reading

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Learning the tragic lesson of Fukushima: No nuclear restart at Sendai via GreenPeace

[…] Decontamination efforts at Fukushima, which began in 2012, have proved massively expensive and hugely intensive. Thousands of workers have invested tens of thousands of hours removing soil and cleaning houses, unfortunately with very limited success. One result of the … Continue reading

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Gov’t to lift evacuation order on Fukushima village amid residents’ opposition via Mainichi

[…] The evacuation order for the eastern part of Kawauchi village will be lifted on July 26, the government told the Kawauchi village office, its village assembly and district mayors’ association on July 9. The move comes after the government … Continue reading

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Gov’t team withholds high radiation data on three Fukushima sites via The Mainichi

A Cabinet Office team has delayed the release of radiation measurements from three Fukushima Prefecture municipalities, and plans to release them later with lower, recalculated results, the Mainichi learned on March 24. The three municipalities are currently covered by evacuation … Continue reading

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FOCUS: Younger generation slow to return to Fukushima village via Kyodo News

Two years have passed since Mayor Yuko Endo of Kawauchi village made a widely publicized plea calling on its residents to return home after they were forced to relocate in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. While the number … Continue reading

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Fallout decontamination efforts falling short via The Japan Times

‘Cleaned’ Fukushima municipalities find radiation failing to drop FUKUSHIMA – Decontamination efforts in Fukushima are failing in some areas, prompting increasing calls from radiation-tainted municipalities for a second round of government-sponsored cleaning work. Although many residential areas tainted by the … Continue reading

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Entry ban lifted in parts of hot zone via The Japan Times

TAMURA/KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Pref. — An exclusion ban was lifted Sunday for parts of the city of Tamura and the village of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture, allowing residents to enter freely without taking measures against radiation exposure. But residents from these … Continue reading

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