Junichi Tanaka is director of disaster prevention for the town of Naraha. As residents consider returning to Naraha, they usually have two primary concerns. The first worry — is it safe? — Tanaka has no doubts about. Naraha has been decontaminated and radiation levels in the inhabited areas are close to normal, he asserts.
As towns like Naraha get decontaminated, low-level radioactive contamination—scraped topsoil, organic waste and debris from demolished...more »
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