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Small areas reopen near Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant; few return


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Just about the time for water release, timing just perfect.


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Has all the radioactive contamination been buried deep in the earth in metal leak proof containers or is it still just rotting away out of sight in black plastic bags dumped on the many mountains in the prefecture?

Moving contamination around doesn’t solve anything…

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Local levels of radiation exposure doses due to radiocesium for returned residents in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture.


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As long as the government publicly states that discharges contain radioactive Ruthenium, Strontium, Iodine and another 30 radionuclides, which are not filtered by ALPS, and cause severe health problems leading death and suffering, people can make their own choice to ear marine products from Tohoku and Kaneto.

as long as the government publically states the the soil, agricultural products, rain and snow and vegetation around Fukushima and Ibaraki and other bordering prefectures contain various excessive amounts of unfiltered alpha, Beta and Gamma ionizing radionuclides including baddies like Plutonium, xenon, strontium, cesium, iodine, which has been dispersing for about 12 years and will continue to do so for an estimated 30-60 years unchecked, then with this knowledge, citizens the right to put their health at serious risk by their own choice.

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I wouldn't go back either !!

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If and when I see the Parliament moving to these areas then I would agree it is safe for these people to move back.

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Last year a local farming expert told our allotment group that official advice was not to use fallen leaves to make our own leaf compost for growing veggies, because of the radiation still being taken up by the trees.

We are some 350km away from the Fukushima plant.

But it's officially OK for people to live their lives on the doorstep of Fukushima Daini?

Rather them than me and mine.

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The residents had a choice to live near a nuclear power plant, now they want to move back, not something I would do.

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Nice. Blessings to the people of Fukushima.

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Awesome! The great return!

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people standing in the street with the dogs arent going to have a good outcome most times.

Its like they not expecting that cars use roads.

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This happened 2011 and now is 2023. Of course if you are forced to move away for such a long time you have no other choice but to settle down somewhere else, do some other job...

I guess only older people who are already retired will slowly come back and see how their homes look like after 12 years without maintenance. Even now some areas are still off-limits, unfit for living.

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Nowhere in the article do I see what the measured background level of radiation is. If I were going to move there I would want the background radiation level to be the same or lower than my current home. Folks need to be informed. Radiation is naturally in our environment in my current home in the USA it is about 30-40 CPM. The disaster at the Fukushima Daichi plant released radiological contamination if this contamination is still in the environment causing a higher background level in radiation people need to know the data in order to make an informed decision. I would also have a survey done on my own to verify such readings keeping with the practice of, "Trust by Verify."

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The radiation levels are less than the permitted 1 millisievert per year.

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There are health risks with almost every aspect of life. Living in this area has a "risk" but compared to smoking or riding a motorcycle its safer. Their are areas in Cornwall the UK with higher natural ground radiation higher than some of the places "off limits" in Fukushima yet the residents live normal lives. Most don't even know.

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The highest level in the off-limit areas is about 6 microsieverts per hour.

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