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Fukushima; The Loss Of Homeland

Fukushima; The Loss Of Homeland

The central government has declared the towns of Futaba and Okuma to be interim storage sites for the growing piles of contaminated debris in Japan. Bags of contaminated dirt and debris remain piled up in communities all over Honshu with nowhere to go. The government has agreed to purchase land in the two towns for the storage facility but insists it isn’t permanent. The government claims the debris will eventually be move somewhere outside of … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Evacuation Zone; Permanent Waste Facility, Some Compensated For Homes

Fukushima Evacuation Zone; Permanent Waste Facility, Some Compensated For Homes

The Japanese government has made a series of announcements about changes to policy related to the evacuation zone. This is a considerable change from the 2011 “You will be able to go home very soon”. Futaba, Okuma, Nahara and Tomioka will be partially set aside as storage facilities for nuclear waste. The government has set aside $200 billion USD to buy the land needed to house the waste. UPI characterized it as “the ultimate holding center for … Read entire article »

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Animal Rescue Volunteers Arrested By Fukushima Govt In Evac Zone

Hachiko Coalition is reporting that Leo and Hiroshi Hoshi, both animal rescue volunteers who have been feeding and rescuing the pets left behind in the Fukushima evacuation zone have been arrested by Futaba police. The report from Hachiko Coalition: “BREAKING NEWS: Two of the Hoshi Family Have Been Arrested as of Yesterday and detained by the Futaba Fukushima Police. Of course it is none other than animal activists Hoshi Hiroshi and Leo Hoshi. They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes. The Hoshi Hiroshi Family has been rescuing animals each weekend inside the zone and surroundings for almost 2 years as a private volunteer rescue group. This is atrocious and we will be showing our support. Stay tuned as we learn more.” No information or recent posts were on the group’s … Read entire article »

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Futaba May Be Uninhabitable For Over 60 Years In Certain Locations

The mayor of Futaba has told residents they may need to stay away for “a generation” citing the half life of cesium 137 at 30 years. He also mentioned return would not be possible until levels were at “1 millisievert” possibly referring to the 1mSv/year guidelines of ICRP. Parts of Futaba are at 50mSv/year. If you start with 50 msv/yr you need between 5-6 half lives (32-64) to get down to 1 msv/year. Higher level areas in Futaba could take 64 years or more to become safe if you include the higher readings and hot spots around town. Someone who is 40 years old today would be 70 years old at the earliest return date when rebuilding the town could begin. 30 years would cause extensive collapse to the structures and … Read entire article »

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LDP Likely Cabinet Member; “Government Should Tell People 20 Millisieverts Per Year Exposure Is Safe”

Does this sound familiar? It might, this was the level the government tried to slap on children in Japan before international outrage made them rethink that idea. Now the incoming LDP government politicians are suggesting that 20 mSv/year be considered a safe level all around. Why? So life can get back to normal in Fukushima. The ICRP guideline documents 1mSv/year as the maximum people should be subjected to. Many researchers and rights groups think the ICRP guideline may be too relaxed at 1mSv/year. Former TV journalist Yoshiko Sakurai told a group of officials of Futaba county, one of the hardest hit areas of the disaster, this new idea to loosen safety rules. This looser safety rule also allows the government to declare more areas “safe” or not in need of decontamination. These levels … Read entire article »

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Data Shows Residents Near Daiichi More Exposed Than Previously Thought

Some recently released data that was retrieved from radiation monitors memory cards showed high levels of radiation before the reactor explosions in Fukushima. This series of events shows that a large number of people were exposed and still in the vicinity of the plant during the venting and explosions. Futaba northwest of the plant saw a reading of  1,590 microsieverts per hour (1.59 mSv/h) by 3pm on March 12.  This is before unit 1 exploded at The earlier readings are even more concerning. 0.18 microsievert/hour at 8:25AM on March 12, 2011 in Tomioka south of the plant. At 8:52AM on March 12, 2011, they measured 14 microsieverts/hour in Namie northwest of the plant. These are before the first venting. These joined timelines of TEPCO, Wikipedia and these new radiation readings show the series of events: 5:44am … Read entire article »

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The Forgotten

A year and a half since the 3-11 disasters many still live in temporary housing without compensation wondering where they will go. Even less known is a group of 200 elderly evacuees still living in a former school. No hot food, no privacy and what services they do have are improvised at the school building. Most sleep with cardboard partitions for privacy or together in old classrooms dorm style. This group of evacuees all from Futaba have been mentioned before. The town has set up an office at the Saitama school as they try to determine what to do about the town so close to the Fukushima Daiichi plant and with considerable doubt anyone can return. Ex-SKF found a group trying to help these people and news that they are still at … Read entire article »

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3,070 bq/m Of Stonium 90 In Soil In Okuma

3070 bq/m of stronium 90 in soil Okuma. Previous tests found 999 bq/m in Okuma so the levels are rising. 502 bq/m of stronium 90 was found in Futaba last year. These readings are considered due to the nuclear accident and not an indication of old contamination from bomb tests. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us … Read entire article »

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