Tens of thousands still living today in highly contaminated areas around Fukushima plant — Effectively abandoned by gov’t -Nuclear Expert

Published: April 23rd, 2012 at 1:21 pm ET
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Title: Japan struggles with nuclear decontamination
Source: Al Jazeera English
Date: 23 Apr 2012 17:07

[...] “The Japanese government at last recognises that the return to contaminated zones will be far more complex than they originally stated,” Jan Vande Putte, radiation expert at Greenpeace International, told Al Jazeera on Monday.

“For about a year, they have been creating false expectations to the evacuated population. However, they still miss the point. Tens of thousands of people are still living today in highly contaminated areas…This population gets no help and by giving priority to the return of population to evacuated zones, the government has effectively abandoned this critical group.”

He said the government had now admitted that decontamination would be “far more complex that [it] originally said”. [...]

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