Radiation and Fukushima's Future

May 2012
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;5/7/2012, Issue 19, p1
The article highlights government reports which investigated the current levels of radioactive contamination in Fukushima Prefecture and their potential impact on public health in Japan. The reports particularly examined the extent of contamination in Fukushima and the likely medium and long-term prognosis. The studies found that several areas of Fukushima will have high radiation levels for at least a decade and it also reveal that it will take five years or more before residents of the municipalities closest to Fukushia Daiichi will be able to consider returning to their homes. As such, the Japanese government is reportedly planning to acquire area around Fukushima Daiichi.


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