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Evacuation orders lifted for three more Fukushima areas but residents slow to return via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Japan on Friday lifted its evacuation orders for the village of Iitate and two other areas that had been enforced due to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. The move came six years … Continue reading

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Fukushima Trucks Spreading Unmeasurable Amount of Radiation via Nuclear News

In Yamada, Futaba District, Fukushima, trucks carrying waste after decontamination work, go by spreading unmeasurable amount of radiation. The Geiger counter hits 9.99 microSv/h which is its limit!   Read and view images.

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Public funds earmarked to decontaminate Fukushima’s ‘difficult-to-return’ zone via The Mainichi

The government is set to inject some 30 billion yen in public funds into work to decontaminate so-called “difficult-to-return” areas whose annual radiation levels topped 50 millisieverts in 2012 due to the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster, it … Continue reading

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Namie’s high recovery hopes haunted by dwindling coffers, fears of losing vital state dole via The Japan Times

A robot testing facility, a robotics research center, a base for renewable energy and a memorial park — these are some of the plans the irradiated town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, has in mind for rebuilding after the triple reactor … Continue reading

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Land prices rise in 10 prefectures, but overall trend is down via The Japan Times

[…]Rising prices were attributable to increasing investment in real estate, mainly by foreign investors, due to the yen’s depreciation and low interest rates under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies amid a gradual economic recovery. Of the country’s 47 prefectures, … Continue reading

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Tohoku residents wary of outsider picked as reconstruction minister via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Newly appointed reconstruction minister Wataru Takeshita visited Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday, as evacuees from the triple core meltdown in 2011 raised concerns about his selection for the post. […]Residents in areas hit hard by the Great East Japan … Continue reading

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Japan’s Latest Nuclear Crisis: Getting Rid of the Radioactive Debris via The Atlantic

KITA KYUSHU, Japan — Disposing the more than 20 million tons of rubble caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami is proving to be a difficult problem for Japan, not least because much of the rubble has been irradiated … Continue reading

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