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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Families Return to Japan's Fukushima No-Go Zone in Tamura : Nuclear guinea-pigs

  • Tamura
    City in Japan

  • Tamura is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2011, the city has an estimated population of 39,876 and a population density of 87 persons per km². The total area is 458.30 km². Wikipedia
  • ABCNews Report



    The decision allowed more than 357 people in 112 houses across 12 miles to move back into the former no-go zone after the government determined radiation levels are safe enough for habitation.
    Temporary visits to the zone were previously allowed.
    But many evacuees are wary of returning, still uncertain of the radiation’s effect.
    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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    Being April Fools you would hope it was a joke.....


    More news for tamura japan


    As reported by Reuters, the Japanese national and Fukushima prefectural governments have allowed a small number of residents to re-occupy their homes within the 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) Exclusion Zone around the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant today.
    While the article compares the radioactivity levels in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan to Denver, Colorado, USA, it does not specify whether or not the Denver radioactivity levels include plutonium fallout from catastrophic fires at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory upwind in 1957 and 1969. ...
    The article reports: 
    '...Kitaro Saito, who is in his early 60s, will stay outside Miyakoji, despite wanting to return to his large hillside house there, because he thinks the government is using residents as "guinea pigs" to test if more people can return home.
    "Relatives are arguing over what to do," he said, warming his hands outside his temporary home among rows of other one-room trailers. "The town will be broken up." ' (emphasis added)
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