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Gov't to lift evacuation order in town hosting Fukushima nuclear plant

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By Behrouz Mehri

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Madness.... I believe they still can't even get robots into one of the reactors it's that radioactive.

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If the animals haven't returned, that's probably a sign that the humans shouldn't either.

PM Abe should set the example and move there, and eat the local food.

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Japan will for the first time next month lift an evacuation order in one of two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located,

Of course they will. It's only natural. They have to make this area open to resettlement so they can cart contaminated soil to the other 46 prefectures. We all have a part to play, amirite? We should all stop complaining. It's not like more than a 1000 rural towns and mura aren't hemorrhaging population. Nor is there any evidence that the government lied to us repeatedly. You simply have to make every little burgh, no matter how glowing with radioactive goodness, open to residents again. Like, seriously, presto and it's like a nuclear disaster never even happened. Raise that Olympic torch and boogie on down.

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Appearance and dogdy figures, jinc standard protocol.

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Anyone worried about ingesting radioactivity should just ‘smile’ and all will be right with the world....

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Replay to Zichi. 8 to 10 mikroSievert pro day gives 3.65 mSv pro year while the limit value is 20 mSv. Prior a nuclear worker were admitted for 200 mSv and this is the actual background value in highly populated areas in India.

The radiation level onboard a flight is higher than indoor the nuclear plant in most cases. A geiger measuring device don´t registrate anything while xontinously on a flight

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zichi:

Both districts should remain off limits

They are off limits, including the entire Futaba town. The government agree with you. Why complain?

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Heh, you first!

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zichi:

The readings today in Futaba and Okuma are in the range of 8-10 microsieverts per high. Too hot!

The article may be little confusing, but it clearly says only "one of two towns where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located." Futaba is NOT included in the area where the evacuation order was lifted. Even for Okuma, the area lifted is only a PART of the town (Nakayashiki and Ogawara regions), excluding most (96.4%) of the town population.

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Here's a live map: https://jciv.iidj.net/map/ . No one should be there

Without an independent judiciary the people can't force anything. The gov't doesn't have to worry about being sued, only how to look good

However people still have freedom of movement and should abandon the area no matter what

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In March 2011, a massive tsunami caused by an earthquake slammed into Japan, killing more than 18,000 and setting off the worst nuclear accident (in a generation).

Ever. Worst nuclear accident ever.

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Now that they have lifted the restriction - there is no reason for people not to return... right ?

No Legal reason....

This would appear to be a case of the Government getting themselves off the hook.

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Well, that is official government advice....,

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The risk for lung cancer is 1 to 2 percent while smoking increase the risk to 1 500 percent.

The yeardose is 120 mSv that can be compared to crowded populated areas in India with a background radiation level of 200 mSv. British experts do recognise the radiation level in Fukushima not needable for evacuation. People that were evacuated were affected by higher psycical stress than if they haven´t been evacuated. Tearing up with their rots for to start a completely new life in another area plus the scare for radiation from other surrounding people were not fare to them.

In Sweden deers were shoten before the Chernobyl accident with increased radiation values and the background radiation where higher in the sixties as effect of above ground atomic vapen research in the Nevada desert in US.

The radiation from Harrisburgh after the accident were comparable with a group of people of four to five persons.

As you probable know all human activity do mean radioactivity. You self have a radiation of 20 mRem or 7 000 Bequarel and the Harrisburg do have 80 mRem. A doctor handling with Tomographi do have a yearly dose of

5 000 mRem and a person smoking 20 cigarettes a day 35 000 mRmem. Everything according to hospital physiker in Eskilstuna.

We must have a realistic view of the dangerousness of radioactivity so we can compare it with the risks in other areas.

Windpower do killed 166 persons in just one single year while the civil nuclear plants have killed 50 persons in total and mainly that from the Chernobyl which were a military plant. All security were disconnected and when they tried to reconnect it it was not possible. Mostly of civil plants do reduce the effect while risk of overheating while the Chernobyl were the opposite.

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More than 3,700 people -- most of them from Fukushima -- have died from illness or suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy, according to government data.

No matter how they try to sugar coat it, these deaths are a direct result of the meltdowns and should be counted as such.

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