Japan Radiation-Spill Sites Expected to be Vacated for a Longer time

Japan Radiation-Spill Sites Expected to be Vacated for a Longer time

Japan Radiation-Spill Sites Expected to be Vacated for a Longer time

Tokyo, Japan - Evacuated residents within the vicinity of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant due to the March 2011 powerful earthquake and tsunami was prompted not to return to their respective homes for a longer time because of the high levels of radiation reported to have leaked during the March 2011 incident. The Japanese government has considered giving additional support to the families evacuated which includes a long-term and permanent housing plan for the evacuees rather than the temporary prefabricated homes provided by the government.

3 reactor cores of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant were damaged after the March a massive earthquake and tsunami struck last March causing some radiations to spill and spew in the air. The reported levels of radiation along the vicinity of the power plant reached at an alarming 100 millisieverts, considered to be 5 times higher than the allowed and tolerable safety standard internationally at 20 millisieverts.

80,000 people were affected after evacuation was forcefully initiated by the Japanese Government for all residents within the 12 mile or 20 kilometer radius. Another 7,000 people outside the radius were also relocating. Naoto Kan, Japanese Prime Minister, visited the northern region of Japan and met with local officials to discuss other corrective measures the government will undertake to alleviate the effects of the radiation spills. He also has promised to the affected residents the availability of assistance from the government.

Posted by on Tuesday August 23 2011, 3:38 AM EDT. Ref: CNN. All trademarks acknowledged. Filed under Featured News, World. Comments and Trackbacks closed. Follow responses: RSS 2.0

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