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Fukushima, life after the 2011 tsunami & radiation

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:03 am

Wildlife that is radioactive is a current concern in the Fukushima area of Japan. Wild boars, for example.

Hundreds of toxic wild boars have been roaming across northern Japan, where the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant six years ago forced thousands of residents to desert their homes, pets and livestock. Some animals, like cattle, were left to rot in their pens.

As Japan prepares to lift some evacuation orders on four towns within the more than 12-mile exclusion zone around the Fukushima plant later this month, officials are struggling to clear out the contaminated boars.

Wild boar meat is a delicacy in northern Japan, but animals slaughtered since the disaster are too contaminated to eat. According to tests conducted by the Japanese government, some of the boars have shown levels of radioactive element cesium-137 that are 300 times higher than safety standards.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/six-years-after-the-nuclear-meltdown-at-fukushima-a-new-danger-radioactive-boars

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Re: Fukushima, life after the 2011 tsunami & radiation

Postby deja vu on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:57 pm

A ceremony of remembrance has been held in Tokyo for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th, 2011. The government-sponsored event was held on Saturday, the 6th anniversary of the disaster that also triggered the nuclear plant accident in Fukushima Prefecture.

Prince and Princess Akishino and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined others in observing a silent prayer at 2:46 PM, the exact time the magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck. Abe said he has seen steady progress in reconstruction every time he has visited the disaster-hit regions. He said the efforts have entered a new phase as infrastructure has been rebuilt and evacuation orders lifted in phases in Fukushima.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170311_13/

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Re: Fukushima, life after the 2011 tsunami & radiation

Postby deja vu on Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:44 pm

A year has passed and the anniversary #7 is upon us. Seems like only yesterday when time stood still and the wounds are still as fresh as the day it happened.

Japan is marking the seventh anniversary of the powerful earthquake and massive tsunami in the country's northeast that caused the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Memorial services will be held in Tokyo and north-eastern Japan on Sunday for about 18,500 people who were killed after the magnitude-9 quake and the ensuing tsunami struck the region on March 11, 2011.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to attend a government-sponsored memorial ceremony in the capital along with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and bereaved families and survivors.



http://www.theherald.com.au/story/52765 ... nami/?cs=5


The cleanup continues especially at the power plant. That work is still in its infancy and so much more to do. Life still stands still in some areas, homes and businesses as they were left 7 years ago, while all around progress is seen.
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