Sunday, August 21, 2011

Japan's Evacuation Order to Remain in Effect

NHK: Evacuation orders to remain in effect
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_15.html
The government has decided to have Prime Minister Naoto Kan explain to municipalities near the Fukushima Daiichi plant that exclusion orders in some areas will remain in effect due to high levels of radiation.

The government had planned to consider lifting exclusion orders within 20 kilometers from the plant after cold shutdown of the reactors has been achieved.

However, it has decided to keep off-limits the areas where it is not safe for people to return home for a long time.

Areas subject to the measure are those quite close to the plant and where radiation levels remain very high...
MAJIA HERE: This is a good move but now the evacuation area needs to be expanded. The radiation maps that are being created by the Japanese citizens' Radiation Defense Organizaton show pockets of significant contamination as far away as Tokyo
http://www.radiationdefense.jp/en/investigation

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