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Workers at a school ground in Namie Town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. In March 2017 the Japanese government opened this area of Namie for people to return. Greenpeace radiation surveys in October 2018, showed high levels of contamination in the forests surrounding this school. Over 70,000 workers have been employed in recent years in Fuksuhima. United Nations Special Rapporteurs on human rights warned in 2018 of the urgent situation for workers, including homeless, who were reportedly being exploited by hundreds of sub contractors. This area of Iitate was opened by the government in March 2017, but still radiation levels remain high in areas of Iitate and above government decontamination targets.

Japan fails Fukushima victims: TEPCO executives found not guilty

Fukushima, Nuclear Accidents September 20, 2019 at 6:08 am 0 comments

The legal system of Japan has once again failed to stand up for the rights of tens of thousands of citizens impacted by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Greenpeace said today. The Tokyo District Court prosecutors, in the only criminal case brought by thousands of Fukushima and other Japanese citizens,(1) ruled that former CEO Tsunehisa Katsumata, and two former Executive Vice Presidents, Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro, were not guilty in failing to take action that could have prevented the nuclear accident.

It’s 2018 and Fukushima is Not Safe: The Japanese Govt is Lying to the World

It’s 2018 and Fukushima is Not Safe: The Japanese Govt is Lying to the World

Fukushima January 31, 2018 at 12:05 am 2 comments

An appeal from Etsuji Watanabe, member of the Japanese anti-radiation citizen-scientist group ACSIR (Association for Citizens and Scientists Concerned about Internal Radiation Exposures)

Aerial view of nuclear waste storage area in the mountainous forests of Iitate, Fukushima prefecture in Japan (Oct 2017).

Law360 report: Tepco, GE Escape $5B Fukushima Radiation Suit

Fukushima, International January 8, 2018 at 10:04 am 0 comments

A California federal judge on Friday dumped a $5 billion suit against Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) and General Electric Co. over alleged radiation risks to U.S. Navy members responding to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, saying her court lacked jurisdiction over the sailors’ claims.

[Video] Fukushima Nuclear Waste Crisis Is Getting Bigger With Every Passing Day

[Video] Fukushima Nuclear Waste Crisis Is Getting Bigger With Every Passing Day

Fukushima December 27, 2017 at 9:21 am 1 comment

Nuclear waste storages in Namie, Minamisoma and Iitate, Fukushima prefecture in Japan. Adopting a return to normal policy, the Japanese government undertook an unprecedented decontamination program for areas of Fukushima contaminated by the triple reactor meltdown in March 2011. Fukushima prefecture is 70 percent mountainous forest which has not and cannot be decontaminated, with decontamination efforts focussed along roads and in towns, farmland and in narrow areas around peoples houses. The result has been that the Japanese authorities have produced a nuclear waste crisis, with over 7 million tons of waste located in 147,000 locations (as of August 2017). The Japanese government is determined to force people back to their homes despite the on-going radiation risks and the vast volumes of nuclear waste.