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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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New evacuation ‘border’ baffles, splits community in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture—Evacuees eager to finally return to their homes near the hobbled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have been thrown into confusion over the way evacuation orders will be lifted. The orders will end in parts of the “difficult-to-return … Continue reading

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Fukushima ‘blank spaces’ in limbo, left out of decontamination plan via Japan Times

It was back in the autumn of 2011. Wind blowing from the Pacific Ocean was cutting through the golden rice fields. Takashi Asano, 67, who had evacuated from the town of Okuma in Fukushima Prefecture following the March 2011 Great … Continue reading

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Evacuation order for Fukushima plant town to be lifted on April 10 via The Mainichi

[…] The town of Okuma, which had all of its roughly 10,000 residents evacuate after the deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, agreed to the date proposed by the government. “We have … Continue reading

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Less than 15 percent of evacuees want to return to Fukushima homes via The Asahi Shimbun

An increasing number of evacuees are reluctant to return home in two municipalities that became ghost towns four-and-a-half years ago following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, a survey showed. When asked if they would return … Continue reading

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Okuma plans apartments for evacuated elderly who want to live out lives in hometown via The Asahi Shimbun

With all the 10,000 residents of Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, still evacuated from the March 2011 nuclear accident, many of the elderly are hoping to live their final years in their hometown. In response, Okuma has set up a project team … Continue reading

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Trio of approvals in Fukushima seals deal for radioactive soil dump via The Asahi Shimbun

Ending a prolonged and often contentious process, Fukushima Prefecture and two town governments agreed to host an interim storage facility for contaminated debris from the 2011 nuclear crisis. Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori and the mayors of Okuma and Futaba met … Continue reading

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First bags of contaminated debris prepared for transfer to Fukushima interim facility via The Asahi Shimbun

KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture–Preparation work has started for the transfer of radiation-contaminated debris from a temporary storage site here to a planned interim facility that has been opposed by landowners and may not open as scheduled. The temporary storage site holds … Continue reading

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Fukushima governor gives go-ahead for intermediate storage facility for radioactive debris via Asahi Shimbun

FUKUSHIMA–Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato said on Aug. 30 that his prefecture will accept the central government’s plan to construct an intermediate storage facility in Okuma and Futaba for radioactive debris from cleanup work due to the nuclear disaster. He made … Continue reading

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Gov’t to offer Fukushima 300 bil. yen for 30-yr nuclear soil storage via Global Post

The government is planning to offer some 300 billion yen in subsidies over the next 30 years to local authorities in Fukushima Prefecture in exchange for storage of contaminated soil amassing from radiation cleanup work following the 2011 nuclear disaster, … Continue reading

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