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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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Radioactive soil plan casts shadow over Fukushima village via Japan Times

Fukushima Minpo. September 11, 2020 Keiko Shigihara, 58, soaks up the summer sun as she looks over her property in the village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture, from where she evacuated after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … 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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Fukushima struggles to bring back residents via The Japan News

[…] Medical services are insufficient in the town with only one clinic operating at present. A supermarket opened in July last year, but its poor product lineup is forcing the woman and her husband to go shopping in a nearby … 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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8 Years On: Number of Kids Dives in Disaster-Hit Fukushima Municipalities via Nippon.com

Fukushima, March 15 (Jiji Press)–In 10 Fukushima Prefecture municipalities where elementary and junior high school have reopened after the lifting of nuclear evacuation advisories, the number of students stood at 758 as of May 1, 2018, about 10 pct of … Continue reading

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Fukushima women and children on the Frontline: Workers and Children Radiation Risks and Human Rights Violations via Greenpeace

Eight years after the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and two years after the Japanese government lifted evacuation orders in areas of Namie and Iitate, radiation levels remain too high for the safe return of thousands of Japanese … Continue reading

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Nuclear evacuees to face tougher housing situations from April via The Mainichi

YAMAGATA, Japan (Kyodo) — Voluntary evacuees from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident will face tougher housing situations from April as only one local government in Japan will continue a free housing program, according to a Kyodo News tally. Ehime Prefecture … Continue reading

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Atomic Balm Part 1: Prime Minister Abe Uses The Tokyo Olympics As Snake Oil Cure For The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Meltdowns via Fairewinds

By Arnie Gundersen […] There has never been a roadmap for Japan to extricate itself from the radioactive multi-headed serpentine Hydra curse that has been created in an underfunded, unsuccessful attempt to clean-up the ongoing spread of migrating radioactivity from … Continue reading

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