Since the start of the catastrophe in Fukushima on March 2011, areas designated for evacuation due to radiation levels have been redrawn on maps countless time, with a complete disregard for the safety, (physical and mental) of its residents. The ongoing contamination keeps on spreading, regardless of little circles or “invisible frontiers” being pushed back on paper by corrupt bureaucrats and clueless politicians. As a matter of facts, whenever Fukushima gets hit with rain, snow or even Typhoons, (as being reviewed here), contamination spreads again, unevenly, making the classification of certain areas obsolete, inaccurate, always outdated, and most all, dangerous for abiding citizens.
The Govt is nevertheless “encouraging” everyone to return to contaminated areas which would fall under the criteria of the 20 mSv yearly dose limit. To this day, there is about 160,000 evacuees including close to 57,000 who have fled from the prefecture all together. It is safe to say, it will take a lot of lies, a well marketed propaganda and powerful disinformation to have even half of these citizens return home anytime soon.
But the grim reality is that scores of people will. Some will, due to the emotional stress caused by being separated from family members and communities. Others cannot wait to escape these cramped and teared down shelters they have been stuck in for nearly 3 years now. The Govt keeps on shutting them down one by one anyway. Other evacuees will be forced to return as compensation money will also run out.
Back in 2011, our friend Ooyama san, council man of Minami Soma and fierce advocate of children’s evacuation, stated that the top priority for local authorities is to lure children and women back to the contaminated areas … especially the ones who fled outside the prefecture. Without children, municipalities cannot be restored. The return of Children is the key to Fukushima restoration. Corrupt politicians know that far too well. That is why today they are enticing pregnant women and families with children for their return by offering them a BRAND NEW HOME.
Some evacuees who hold out hopes of going home can never return. The Govt is very well aware of that fact. Yet 3 yrs after the catastrophe, authorities have repeatedly fed them with these hopes (lies). Too coward to address this pressing issue, they are today falling short to admit this and to finally take responsibility in relocating permanently these evacuees.
As Shigeru Ishiba, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said on Nov 2sd, 2013.
“The time will come when someone must say, ‘You cannot live here anymore, but we will make up for it,’ ”
The key words in that statement are ” The time will come … “. When is that?
MAPPING THE EVACUEES
TIMELINE FOR EVACUATION ZONE CLASSIFICATIONS
March 11th 2011, Immediately after the accident, the Govt orders citizens within 3km radius to evacuate, which will expand to 10km within the following hours.
March 15th 2011, As TEPCO looses complete control of the 4 Daiichi reactors. the prefectural government of Fukushima expands the evacuation area from 10km to 20km (10km = 6.21 miles), which is being defined on April 22sd as “The Exclusion Zone”.
The government also instructs residents living between the 20 and 30km to stay indoors and the area is classified as “Evacuation prepared areas in case of emergency”. The residents are required to remain prepared to move out of the areas or in-house evacuation in case of emergency.
September 2011, incompetent Nato Kan is ousted out of power and replaced with equally clueless PM Noda.
December 2012 PM Noda is kicked out. Enter “pro nuclear” and Nationalist Shinzo Abe, grand son of a high ranked WW2 war criminal. His election will be later declared unconstitutional by the Japanese Supreme court itself.
November 2013. 11 municipalities in Fukushima are under evacuation orders of various levels depending on their radiation levels. 6 of them are bound for total clearance to return very soon.
TO RETURN OR NOT ?
translated by World Network for Saving Children from radiation
Scientists say that’s suicidal. Anti nuclear activists say no one should be allowed to return to Fukushima until it’s completely safe. What does TEPCO say? It’s under control!