Japan fears a ban on living near Fukushima

Japan fears a ban on living near Fukushima danger zone

February 24, 2012 the Japanese government announced that some areas near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, closed last spring after a major tsunami will be permanently closed to the residence.

The measurements carried out between November 2011 and January 2012, confirmed the earlier results: the level of radioactivity is still milizivertov 470 per year, while the average level of radiation in normal conditions is less than one miliziverta year.

In the town of Futaba, which is located in the north-west of the plant, the pollution has spread unevenly — some areas have not been affected much by radiation.

At the moment, the authorities ordered the cordon off an area of 20 kilometers around the plant, but the criterion is changed depending on the level of contamination. The order, which will be released in the next few weeks, to the territories in which would be prohibited from living, most likely will be taken to places with radiation levels 50 milizivertov a year or more. Areas with a radiation level of 1 to 20 milizivertov a year will be subject to a thorough decontamination. In other areas, will also be held cleaning action with a further settlement, but these areas will be uninhabitable for many years.

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