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Japan, IAEA working on Fukushima decontamination and disposal base

via Japan Times / October 21, 2012 / The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Japanese government plan to set up a long-term research base in Fukushima to study ways to decontaminate radiation-tainted areas and dispose of radioactive waste, government sources said Saturday. Because of ...

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The Kyoto YWCA Home Stay Program for Fukushima Children

by Jason Bartashius / Deep Kyoto / October 2, 2012 / The Kyoto YWCA has offered a home stay program for Fukushima children on four occasions since March 11th each lasting for varying durations ranging from five days to nearly two weeks. To prevent radiation exposure playtime outside for many c ...

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Fukushima town in push to exempt evacuees from medical fees

by Takaaki Tamura / The Asahi Shimbun / August 03, 2012 The town of Namie, in the no-entry zone surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is set to issue its own radiation dose book for evacuees this month in the hope it will lead to a national system exempting book holders from med ...

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TEPCO may start lump-sum compensation in August

The Yomiuri Shimbun / July 26, 2012 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. has introduced new compensation criteria for victims who own houses or housing lots in areas evacuated due to the crisis at the utility's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and announced some compensation payments will be paid as ...

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The Children of Fukushima: One Year Later

by Mark Lieber / YouTube / July 24, 2012 A short educational video about the situation of children living in Fukushima one year after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation spill.

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The Plight of the Fukushima Evacuees

by Jason Bartashius / Deep Kyoto / July 23, 2012 / On March 18, 2011 Yuko Nishiyama and her three-year old daughter, Mariko, left Fukushima City, 60 km from the Daiichi plant, to live in Tokyo. In June 2011, Yuko her parents and Mariko relocated to Kyoto. In total around 800 Tohoku evacuees ha ...

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J-gov plans “temporary towns” for Fukushima’s refugees

via Japan Times / July 3, 2012 / he government said it will support a "temporary town plan" drawn up by four Fukushima municipalities that were evacuated because of massive radioactive contamination caused by the prefecture's nuclear crisis. The plan was revealed Sunday in a draft of the go ...

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