Japan residents evacuate settlements around the power plant Fukushima-1


16.05.11.Za outside the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the plant "Fukushima-1" the evacuation of residents. Meanwhile, a nuclear emergency must giant barge, which is planned to pump out radioactive water.


TOKYO, May 15. In a number of locations outside the 20-kilometer zone around the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1" on Sunday the evacuation of the population in regard to the recommendation of the Government of Japan.

It clarifies the ITAR-TASS news agency, the Japanese government in late April, completely shut down from visiting the area in a radius of 20 kilometers around the plant. They also recommended that for one month to evacuate the residents of some other areas to the north and north-west of the plant, which also reported the increase in background radiation.

Known that their houses were residents of Kawamata — about 50 people — and Iitate village. In these communities, according to experts, increasing the content of isotopes of iodine and cesium. Estimated radiologists, one year of living here can lead to exposure of 20 mSv at an annual rate for the average person to 1 millisievert.

Add that after the accident at the "Fukushima-1" from areas around the plant have been evacuated over 80 thousand people.

As reported by "Rosbalt" the day before, on the emergency plant "Fukushima-1" in the meantime started to prepare for installation of special protective "cap", which will cover the building of one of the power plant. Height of the "hood" is 50 meters.

It is expected that its construction will begin in June. Subsequently, similar "caps" to be built over the buildings of the 3rd and 4th reactors.

Note that the number of victims of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan has grown to 15,019 people. This was reported by the National Police Agency of the country. According to police, the number of missing in six prefectures of the country amounted to 9506 people. As detailed in the 18 regions of temporary shelters for evacuees are still 114 thousand people.

The devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan on March 11. After that, the country has covered the tsunami 10 meters high. Brunt of the disaster also caused a serious failure in the power plant "Fukushima-1".


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