Japan gov’t to finally admit indefinite forced depopulation of large zones around Fukushima plant

Published: August 22nd, 2011 at 5:34 am ET


Large Zone Near Japanese Reactors to Be Off Limits, New York Times, August 21, 2011:

Broad areas around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could soon be declared uninhabitable, perhaps for decades, after a government survey found radioactive contamination that far exceeded safe levels, several major media outlets said Monday.

The formal announcement, expected from the government in coming days, would be the first official recognition that the March accident could force the long-term depopulation of communities near the plant […]

The government is expected to tell many of these residents that they will not be permitted to return to their homes for an indefinite period. […]

Published: August 22nd, 2011 at 5:34 am ET


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31 comments to Japan gov’t to finally admit indefinite forced depopulation of large zones around Fukushima plant

  • arclight arclight

    “The government was apparently forced to alter its plans after the survey by the Ministry of Science and Education, released over the weekend, which showed even higher than expected radiation levels within the 12-mile evacuation zone around the plant. The most heavily contaminated spot was in the town of Okuma about two miles southwest of the plant, where someone living for a year would be exposed to 508.1 millisieverts of radiation — far above the level of 20 millesieverts per year that the government considers safe.”

    what about the plutonium?? there not talking isotopes?

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      arclight, I think you live in PA. Just wondered if you lived near TMI during the accident. I did and it was beyond words, bizarre. I could not evacuate as I was 18 and did not have transportation but I will never forget that weekend and how quiet our town was due to all the people who did leave. I cannot imagine what the folks in Japan are going through as Fukushima is obviously not even on the same scale as TMI. I feel so bad for the Japanese. I wish, I wish…….

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    Are there any people still living there? If so, the Japanese government is responsible for their inevitable deaths. How many people have been told to head home from shelters, who will now be evacuated again?

  • larry-andrew-nils

    forced depopulation of large zones ?

    that’s a good one.

    is that like evacuation ? to that big nuclear reactor in the sky?

  • oscar419

    so sad…:(

  • StillJill StillJill

    “Forced depopulation”. Reminds me of one of E.G. White’s books, the Great Controversy, where the phrase is often used to describe the Roman Empire, and the modern day Illuminati “Forced depopulation”, only it is called, “Transferring the peoples to a “non-physical dimension”.

  • StillJill StillJill

    “Lipstick on a pig” (Sorry PIG)
    OT-Speaking of Sarah Palin,…did I hear she threw her bonnet into the ring yesterday? Or just rumor by some comment she made?

  • pg

    Next will be Tokyo. Radiation will start nearest to the reactors then accumulate more and more OUTWARD.

    This isn’t Chernobyl. Its ten of them. Take the chernobyl evacuation zone and multiply it times around four. Five to be safe. 40mi after 3 months, 80mi. after 6 months, 100mi. after 9 months. In a few years expect hot spots 150mi. out. Heck, we will probably develop hot spots in the states.

  • odylan

    Comparing Fukushima with Chernobyl I always take into account that 50% of the danger zone is in the sea – the fishy government may need to order evacuation to safer pastures 😉

  • SteveMT

    Forced depopulation, but how? It sounds like: forcing the People to stay there, feeding them radiative food, and waiting. That is their idea of depopulation. If they had wanted an evacuation, they would have done so many months ago.

    • “If they had wanted an evacuation, they would have done so many months ago.”

      Remember the GOM, millions that had livelihoods and no finances to leave or stay gone for any length of time, let along drop everything and relocate without assistance, There was never an evacuation called by Gov. because declaring that would assume responsibilities of FEMA and Gov. to help !

      Pollution levels of deadly gases were off the charts and no evacuation was ever called !

      • SteveMT

        Yes, good xdrfox, I remember the GOM. I foolishly thought that somehow the Japanese would do better for their own people than in that previously done in the U.S. Wrong, again. We are all the same bad cooks when it comes to making omelets by breaking a lot of unnecessary eggs.

        The same thing with the first responders who were Not even invited to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. There is just no room for them, and they are an embarrassment to the government.


        • @ SteveMT
          Yes them too, … let us not forget New Orleans and Katrina, over 1,700 died in the final count !
          Them whom felt abandoned, your feeling were on target !
          Thing about egg’s are, you can never put one back together, .. ask Humpty Dumpty and All the first responders to his plight !

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi xdrfox

        Wonder what will Irene Hurricane bring in?

        Why wouldn’t governments want to depopulate?
        Japan gov’t knew long ago, that area was inhabitable, even I knew it is a no mans land.

        The way things are going, I don’t think US is in good shape either.

        We need safer energy, and people will need free health care and med’s.

        With the price of med’s and hospitals, only the wealthy, will get the care that is needed.

        Prices on everything is going up, we are being squeezed. Eventually we won’t have, anything left to give in exchange for anything. Then what good are we, what else could they get from us?

        • We will get lot’s of Wind and Rain ! lol

          It will be windy and wet ! lol

          I’d be a great weatherman huh ?

          You are well informed on the others you mentioned !
          We are all going through the school of hard knocks with you !

          • WindorSolarPlease

            Will it also bring in the toxic corexit and oil?

          • I can’t say that without it happening first and then proving it !
            But many have predicted it !

            If, Can and May, § written leagal § jagon to keep one/many out, or get out of problems, depends on interpritation and how influeincail your lawyer or money is to them with the strings in hand running the show !

        • WindorSolarPlease


          The way things are going, I don’t think US is in good shape either, “with the radiation from Fukushima and our plants around us.”

    • WindorSolarPlease

      People don’t want to believe that this disaster is as bad as it is, this is a nightmare.

      Without official word, there will be people who won’t believe it is as bad as it is.

      People will stay, trusting that their officials will tell them if the area is dangerous.

      I believe the official governments have the duty of sounding an alarm when needed, warning the public. Do they really do this?

      • We all have to learn to whistle in the dark and day, knowing the monster is breathing on our necks forever !

        The masses will learn in time when things happening make the truth unavoidable to except, that will include many forms of horrors to be recognized and in their face’s the effects to/through family and friends and self !

        The elephant on fire this size can not be ignored for long in every house !

    • Steven Steven

      Typical tongue-in-cheek blather from some financial genius.

      “the apocalypse does not resemble the eschatological predictions of any major religion”

      Yeah, well… hard to see anything coming over those piles of banknotes.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ..the Kaiser Family Foundation…sheesh
    On an unrelated note….
    The head of our State Dept. …belongs to the Council Of Foreign Relations..one of the names of the NWO….
    Gotta go..but check it out….