Residents just outside Fukushima seek damages in nuclear crisis (2013, May 21), The Asahi Shimbun, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201305210101
[Excerpted] Nearly 700 residents from the Hippo district of Miyagi prefecture, just north of Fukushima, are demanding equal compensation to the residents of Fukushima prefecture where the accident occurred. [end]
Majia here: Apparently the residents in Miyagi are being denied full compensation despite findings of high radiation in their area.
Radiation fallout is always patchy, but by drawing arbitrary boundaries Tepco hopes to limit compensation obligations. Only Fukushima Prefecture residents are eligible for full compensation.
The article notes that 150,000 former Fukushima residents remain displaced.