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A Body in Fukushima via Eiko and Koma

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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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You can now do tourism near the Fukushima nuclear plant via NB Herald

The travel agency Japan Wonder Travel offers sightseeing tours in the municipalities of Namie and Tomioka, in Fukushima Prefecture. Both cities were evacuated in March 2011 as a result of radioactive leaks from the Fukushima-Daiichi NPP. Some parts of the … Continue reading

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Half Life in Fukushima documents life in the “red zone” via International Examiner

Playing this weekend at the Northwest Film Forum, Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi’s haunting 2016 documentary Half Life in Fukushima follows Naoto Matsumura, a middle-aged former rice farmer who tends to the animals left behind in the exclusion zone surrounding … Continue reading

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Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki told Fukushima Prefecture leaders Friday that the central government plans to nationalize a private facility intended for the disposal of relatively low radioactive waste in the prefecture. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao … Continue reading

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SIX YEARS AFTER: 4 more districts in Fukushima set to be declared safe to return to via Asahi Shimbun

Evacuation orders will be lifted shortly for four more municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture, but the prospect of residents returning to their old homes in huge numbers seems unlikely. The restrictions, in place since the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear … Continue reading

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Fukushima OKs disposal site for radioactive waste within prefecture via The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima Prefecture signaled Dec. 2 it will host the final disposal site for highly radioactive waste produced by the 2011 nuclear disaster, with Governor Masao Uchibori expected to relay his decision to the Environment Ministry this week. The central government’s … 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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Nuclear waste: Drone buzzes Fukushima temporary storage facility via RT

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The Fourth Winter of Fukushima via Counterpunch

By Alexis Dudden “No, nothing. I have nothing planned for New Year’s. Nothing at all. No one is coming.” A shy, round-faced woman spat these words like darts into the protective mask she wore. Moments earlier she had been laughing … Continue reading

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