The Fukushima Elephant In The Room

elephantThe NY Times published an article today looking at the limbo Fukushima evacuees live in. Most in Namie and other towns where large amounts of nuclear fallout fell on their communities know they will never go home. Yet they can’t start life over elsewhere. The government won’t admit defeat and either compensate them for their homes & businesses, or offer any relocation assistance. Cited as the reason why this is allowed to happen, admission of the reality would hinder nuclear restarts in Japan.

This problem is purely political and being done to protect the nuclear mafia in Japan.

The cost of compensating everyone living in these worst hit cities would be considerable. At a time the costs for dealing with the disaster at the Daiichi site are growing larger every week, this could cause more political problems. This is the reality in Fukushima. Many are in limbo, ignored by the government so they don’t have to admit the enormity of the disaster.

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