2 thoughts on “Fukushima disaster continuing for decades

  1. Judges squash nuclear school evacuation

    Thursday 25 April 2013

    A Japanese court has rejected a demand that authorities in Koriyama city on the edge of the Daiichi nuclear fallout zone evacuate children from the area.

    Sendai High Court ruled on Wednesday that the government had no responsibility for evacuating schools, although it acknowledged that radiation exceeded levels deemed safe prior to the disaster.

    In effect this means people will now have to leave on their own if they are worried.

    The unusual lawsuit was filed on behalf of the city’s children by parents and anti-nuclear activists in June 2011, three months after an earthquake caused a partial meltdown at Fukushima nuclear plant.

    Their lawyers argued that Koriyama, which lies about 40 miles west of Daiichi, had a legal responsibility to relocate vulnerable people.

    The case drew international attention because it touched on uncertainties about the effects of continuous low-dose radiation on health, especially that of children.



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