Saturday, February 23, 2019

Evacuation Order Lifted for Okuma Fukushima - Daiichi Still Steamy

Evacuation orders lifted in Fukushima Prefecture raise questions about reactor safety at Fukushima Daiichi I:
Hideyuki Miura and Daiki Ishizuka. (2019, Feb 20). Host town of crippled nuke plant to lift evacuation order THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--An evacuation order will be lifted for two districts here as early as April....  It would be the first time for Okuma, which co-hosts the plant, to see the evacuation order lifted, albeit partially....

...However, the psychological barriers are high for Okuma evacuees, as the town now hosts an interim storage site for radioactive waste produced from decontamination operations in the prefecture.

Preliminary results of a survey conducted last year to gauge the sentiment of residents showed that only 10 percent of respondents expressed a desire to return. About 60 percent said they had no plans to return.