Fukushima Accident is Becoming More Severe, Residents Continue to Struggle: Ruiko Muto on 7 Years of the Nuclear Disaster — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

March 16, 2018 Ruiko Muto is a well-known community activist in Fukushima, associated with ‘Fukushima Women Against Nukes’ and several other citizens’ platforms. She has played a pivotal role in the arduous legal battle to ensure compensation and justice for the Fukushima residents. DiaNuke.org: It is 7 years of the ongoing accident in Fukushima […]

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Fukushima rice to be exported to France — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

March 21, 2018 The governor of nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture appears likely to soon reach an agreement with a French trading house to export rice to France. Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori is starting his 4-day visit to France and Britain on Thursday to promote local produce, including rice, beef, and processed fruit. […]

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SEVEN YEARS AFTER: Only trickle of former residents returning home to Fukushima — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

March 22, 2018 Close to a year after evacuation orders were lifted in four municipalities near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, only 6.1 percent of evacuees have returned to live in their former communities. According to a survey of displaced residents, the top reasons cited for not returning were the condition […]

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Is Fukushima doomed to become a dumping ground for toxic waste? — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

16 Mar 2018 Despite promises of revitalisation from Japan’s government, seven years on from the nuclear disaster the area is still struggling This month, seven years after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns and explosions that blanketed hundreds of square kilometres of northeastern Japan with radioactive debris, government officials and politicians spoke in hopeful […]

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Akiko Morimatsu: Reality of Fukushima

via: Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World: http://www.mp-nuclear-free.com/Home.html

“7 Years After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster”

“The hardest thing is being exposed to low-level radiation. It does not cause any immediate symptoms. It has no colour and no odour. It does not cause pain; you do not feel hot or itchy. If you could feel the effects of nuclear exposure, it would be lethal. [ie You would only feel an immediate effect if it were a lethal dose of radiation]. In Fukushima, when you are facing a low-level radiation exposure none of the five senses can detect it. Therefore it’s possible to get the impression that you are not affected by radioactivity while there.” Akiko Morimatsu, February 2018

Japan: Foreign ‘interns’ doing radioactive decontamination work at Fukushima — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

March 14, 2018 Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan expressed concern that foreign ‘interns’ working in Japan under the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) were being made to engage in dangerous radioactive decontamination work at locations close to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. ‘A’, a Vietnamese national, had worked for over two years at decontamination […]

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Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

March 14, 2018 Japan faces questions from abroad about its handling of the lingering aftereffects of the triple disaster. March 11 marked the seventh anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that devastated Japan’s northeast coastal regions in 2011. While the resulting accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues to cause a […]

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