Monday, May 12, 2014


"It's all lies" from government about radiation - They are forcing us to come back and live 10 miles from leaking nuclear plant - "This is inhumane" - "I want to run away, but we have no more money" - Radiation still 300% previous levels

Ever since they were forced to evacuate ... Kim Eunja and her husband have refused to return for fear of radiation. But now they say they may have no choice.

The government and national news media have trumpeted the reopening of Miyakoji as a happy milestone

Many residents tell a darker story.

Fukushima Daiichi is still leaking radiation

The government has declared that the stipends will end next March, when temporary housing will also begin to be closed. Villagers who move back before then will receive a $9,000 bonus from Tepco

Experts say the evacuees will feel increasing pressure to go back from a government that wants to limit criticism of the powerful nuclear industry.

Tepco refused to comment, beyond saying that it had so far paid out $36 billion

The government says that Miyakoji is safe.

On a recent trip here, radiation measured up to 0.23 microsieverts per hour, about three times preaccident levels

Experts admit that they know little about the health effects of long-term exposure to low-dose radiation.


Apr. 27, 2014  -  New York Times,


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