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Message Subject *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links
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Residents of Japanese town contaminated by Fukushima refuse to return

I donít plan to come back, ever,Ē said a middle-aged woman who briefly visited Hirono this week to retrieve belongings from the two-storey home that she and her family fled on March 12, the day after the tsunami that set in motion the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. She paused to take in her abandoned homeís view of the ocean and its now-unkempt garden. ďIíll never feel safe here. Iíll never feel secure.Ē

The area where the government has lifted its advisory was one of three evacuation zones around the plant. The 20-kilometre radius around Fukushima Daiichi remains a no-go zone for the foreseeable future, as does a heavily contaminated corridor northwest of the plant that was later added to the mandatory evacuation zone. Once home to more than 100,000 people, the areas are expected to be uninhabitable for upward of two decades.

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